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Tourism in Pornic


Discover Pornic during your stay at the Vallons de l'Océan campsite! In the traditional Breton country of the Pays de Retz, the small town is a jewel of the Jade coast, located on the bay of Bourgneuf opposite the island of Noirmoutier.

- Pornic's most beautiful places of interest -

The destination PornicIt is beaches and coves among the most beautiful of the Atlantic coast, architectural treasures, an exciting history and precious know-how to discover. To the south of the Loire estuary, about fifty kilometres from Nantes, discover the charm of the southernmost port in Brittany. Among the most beautiful places of interest in Pornic is the 13th century castle, a true emblem of the destination. Around the castle, the medieval village with its narrow streets and staircases is a charming place to stroll around. The walk along the quays allows you to admire the most recent seaside villas in Belle Époque style. The walk continues on the customs officers' path, which overlooks and connects sublime creeks with wild scenery. History and archaeology enthusiasts, make the most of your stay. camping in Pornic to discover the tumulus des Mousseaux, the Moulin de la Motte tumulus, the Pré d'Air dolmen and the Joselière dolmen. Among the remarkable built heritage of the small town are the Renaissance manor house of La Touche, which regularly welcomed the writer and historian Jules Michelet, the 18th century covered market, the old casino and the church of Sainte-Marie.

- The best things to do in Pornic -

With its 15 kilometres of coastline on the Atlantic, its many beaches with varied scenery and its customs officers' trail, Pornic is above all a seaside destination, which promises you to take full advantage of the pleasures of the beach, lazing around, swimming, water sports or fishing on foot. From the port, you can take a cruise on old rigs, a unique opportunity to admire the fisheries that dot the coast from another point of view. In the heart of the town, the narrow streets are home to shops and craft workshops to stroll between. On the terrace of a restaurant or at a craftsman's, don't hesitate to taste the cheese rubbed with muscadet, a gourmet and fragrant local speciality.

Cultural highlights animate the city from the beginning to the end of the season, with the coffee song festival, the Spring Carnival, the street arts festival La Déferlante, or the Estivales which animate the whole city on Tuesdays and Fridays in July and August. During the Ailes Bleues festival, Pornic's skies are patrolled by the French patrol for a breathtaking air show. Sliding sports are in the spotlight during the Ride in Pornic, with the opportunity to try out fun and innovative water sports. Finally, for relaxation, take advantage of the à la carte treatments at the Pornic thalasso, a activity in Loire Atlantique of the most resourcing!

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