Tourism in Loire-Atlantique
Your stay at the campsite Vallons de l’Océan near Pornic, ideally located, will allow you to discover the best places of Loire-Atlantique.
The Pays de Retz
In the heart of the Pays de Retz, the campsite “Vallons de l’Océan” is an ideal destination to discover the treasures of one of the most beautiful coastline of France.
From the cove of Pornic to the fine sandy beaches of Saint-Brévin alternate wild creeks and lively seaside resorts, bordered by a preserved nature and varied landscapes of hedgerows and marshes.
The small seaside town of Pornic is considered the pearl of the Jade Coast for the charm of its old port, the beauty of its walk along the coastline to the medieval castle, its fishermen’s houses and alleys of its city center, as well as its coastal path that winds on the heights along secret creeks.
The Pays de Retz coastline is famous for its fisheries, these small wooden huts on stilts that protrude into the sea, also called carrelets. They give a unique charm to the beaches, like those of Govogne in La Plaine or those of La Source in Saint-Michel-Chef-Chef, a few pedal turns from the campsite of Vallons de l’Océan.
The Pays de Retz can be discovered by bicycle: the Vélodyssée passes through it, and there is also an important network of greenways and cycle paths that cross its charming villages and neolithic sites. Finally, don’t miss the chance to marvel at unusual places and monuments, such as the sea serpent of Saint-Brévin or the starry garden of Paimboeuf.
Places of interest in Loire-Atlantique
The campsite Vallons de l’Océan near Pornic, places you ideally to discover the essential places of Loire-Atlantique. Don’t miss a trip to Nantes, to discover the castle of the Dukes of Brittany, the magnificent Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul cathedral, or the Lieu Unique cultural site. On the island of Nantes, the Grandes Machines de l’île and the carousel, inspired by the universe of Jules Verne, make young and old dream.
Enthusiasts can continue by visiting the Jules Verne museum, in a 19th century mansion facing the Loire River.
In Saint-NazaireYou can walk on the beach of Mr. Hulot and greet the bronze statue of the character before joining the submarine base: not to be missed, the transatlantic museum, the visit of the submarine, but also guided excursions in the workshops of Airbus or on the shipyard in the middle of the giants of the seas.
As far as nature is concerned, the Loire-Atlantique has a lot to offer: from the Grand-Lieu lake to the Guérande salt marshes, via the Sèvre nantaise and the Brière marshes, ornithology enthusiasts and budding naturalists will be delighted.