Pornic, the town with a charming welcome like no other!
With all its modern facilities such as a thalassotherapy centre, its marinas, its golf course and its casino, Pornic
is a town looking to the next century without ever disowning the all-important fruits of its prestigious past.
Situated on the Atlantic coast, to the south of the estuary of La Loire, 30km from Saint-Nazaire
and the Guérande Peninsula, the town of Pornic is ‘Breton’ none the less, as it is home to the furthest south of the ports of this ancient celtic province.
In Bretagne Sud, near to Le Poitou, Pornic
is historically the hub of communication and transport formerly by sea and by river. Today it is more by road and by air as the town extends towards Nantes-Atlantique
airport a mere 30 minutes away.
Some good reasons to come to Pornic
You’ll be sure to fall under the charm of Le Pays de Retz with its subtle Breton and Vendéenne influences. Venture along ‘la côte de Jade’, this veritable treasure of the Atlantic coastline with its fine sandy beaches, coves and jagged cliffs, its seaside resorts and wide range of outdoor activities! From ‘la pointe Saint-Gildas’ at Préfailles to the impressive beach at Saint-Brévin, Pornic with its traditional port such a variety of landscapes are there for the choosing…
For the lovers of nature and the great outdoors they can choose to take a bike ride along the estuary of La Loire or a walk around the Lac de Grand-Lieu a vast safe haven to many birds. What better way to ‘recover’ from all this excitement than to share a platter of oysters at the bay of Bourgneuf in the heart of the Breton marshes!