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 Tourism, holiday & travel in Pornic
Insee code44131
AltitudeFrom 0 to 60 meters
Surface94.20 km²
Population14704 inhabitants
Density156 inhabitants/km²


National labelsLa Bernerie-en-Retz at 7.3 km (12 min)
Chief townNantes (at 50 km, 50 min)La Plaine-sur-Mer at 7.8 km (13 min)
DepartmentLoire-AtlantiqueTharon-Plage at 8.9 km (11 min)
RegionPays de la LoireSearch another town


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Pornic is the last port in Brittany.

Human presence is attested since prehistoric times.

Its carnival in April, is an event not to be missed.

For dining, the products of the famous Fraiseraie are a treat (ice cream, jams, fruit jellies). Must also cheese Curé Nantais, made Pornic. A taste too, the beers from a brewery Brigantine Pornic.


  • To see: the castle Pornic, the mound of Mousseaux corniche rides on the coastal footpath ...
  • To do: the adventure in the trees, water sports, fishing, tours offered by the Tourist Office ...
Detailed information
TransportTrain station of Pornic
Information pointsTourist Office of Pornic
Leisure centresBeach Montbeau,   Beach of L'Etang,   Beach of La Birochère,   Beach of La Fontaine aux Bretons,   Beach of La Joselière,   Beach of La Noëveillard,   Beach of La Source,   Beach of the Grandes Vallées,   Beach of the Porteau,   Beach of the Portmain,   Beach of the Sablons,   Casino of the Môle,   Golf Course of Pornic,   Marina of Gourmalon,   Marina of La Noëveillard
MonumentsCastle of Pornic,   Dolmen of La Joselière,   Tumulus of the Mousseaux
Natural sitesBay of Bourgneuf,   Headland Au Chevaux,   Headland of Noëveillard


  • Every year in March, the festival of the Chanson de Café, enables amateur artists to come out.
  • Every year in April, the Carnival Pornic.
  • In late August, the Celtic festival of St Gilles.


  • Heritage Maritime and River:
  • The Semaphore Point St. Gildas in Préfailles.
  • The Marine Museum in Saint-Brevin-les-Pins.
  • The Maritime Canal of Lower Loire, also known as Canal Maritime de la Martiniere, to Frossay.
  • Paimboeuf, pre-historic port of Nantes.
  • Historical and Cultural Heritage:
  • The repository of old crafts and home of the wash house in Saint-Père-en-Retz.
  • The Chapel of Prigny and the lantern of the dead to Moutiers-en-Retz.
  • Know-how:
  • The Making of Cakes St-Michel Saint-Michel-Chef-Chef.
  • Parks:
  • Wild Planet in Port-Saint-Père: safari trail of 10 km and marine city which hosts the dolphins.
  • The Great Park of the Legends: a site of 33 hectares devoted to animals, tales, legends and superstitions. 3 shows.
  • Cities around:
  • Saint-Nazaire and yards of the Atlantic.
  • Nantes, a city of art and history.


Beach PornicBeach Pornic
The castle and the old port of PornicThe castle and the old port of Pornic
Other beach PornicOther beach Pornic
The Casino PornicThe Casino Pornic
Famous glacier PornicFamous glacier Pornic
A fishery PornicA fishery Pornic
A regatta PornicA regatta Pornic
Wearing Pornic view of the upper townWearing Pornic view of the upper town
The cairn of Mousseaux (sixth or fifth millennium BC. AD)The cairn of Mousseaux (sixth or fifth millennium BC. AD)
The new port, the marina NoëveillardThe new port, the marina Noëveillard
Pornic The old port and the upper town, its churchPornic The old port and the upper town, its church
Castle PornicCastle Pornic
The coastal footpath that runs along the Côte de JadeThe coastal footpath that runs along the Côte de Jade
Range PornicRange Pornic
Small charming coves PornicSmall charming coves Pornic
Little Creek PornicLittle Creek Pornic
Harbour and CastleHarbour and Castle
The Thalasso Pornic and beach SourceThe Thalasso Pornic and beach Source
Stroll along the old portStroll along the old port
The castle towerThe castle tower
The 18-hole golf PornicThe 18-hole golf Pornic
The path through the treesThe path through the trees
Pornic Earthenware, hand paintingPornic Earthenware, hand painting



A very popular seaside resort...
Packed with sandy beaches, creeks and seaside resorts
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Saturday 31 January
Min. 2°C - Max. 6°C
Sunday 1 February
Min. 4°C - Max. 6°C
Monday 2 February
Min. 1°C - Max. 6°C


French cuisine restaurantLes Sablons   NEW
De passage ou en vacances à Pornic, faite une pause gourmande aux Sablons. Le Chef vous concoctera une cuisine venue tout droit des océans, fraîche, et pleine de saveurs. Les amateurs...
Located in Pornic29 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantAuberge la Fontaine aux Bretons  
Stop greedy - In the center of the garden, the fountain was formerly Breton pilgrims to freshen up before heading back to Saint Jacques de Compostela. Today, Auberge la Fontaine aux...
Located in Pornic36 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantHôtel - Restaurant Anne De Bretagne   NEW
La Plaine-sur-Mer
ON DUNES, FACING THE PORT OF GRAVETTE - In his restaurant La Plaine -sur -Mer ( ten minutes from Pornic ), chef Philippe Vételé work to sublimate seafood by getting emotional and sensual...
Located 9.3 km from Pornic75 € per person 

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Villa with 4 bedroomsUne escale a pornic    
From leather, wood, stone and iron, a set of materials makes each of our unique rooms... Warmth and serenity for your holiday by the sea.
Located in PornicFrom 77 € to 99 € the double room 
House with 3 bedroomsLe clos des Alizés    
The contemporary house is set in a charming district, only 300 m from the ocean. The rooms are very confortable fastefully decorated. A spacious veranda is forseen for the breakfast...
Located 14.1 km from PornicFrom 70 € to 75 € the double room 
House with 3 bedroomsLe-bois-clere  
3 comfortable rooms offer you are deep in a calm and serene 300 m from the beach of the Clere impasse.
Located 15 km from PornicFrom 68 € to 95 € the double room 

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House for 2 personsMaisonnette sur jardin à 50 m de l'océan  
2 people. 3 max. A Pornic, peninsula Gourmalon independent house of 41 m ² on wooded closed. A short walk from the ocean (3 minutes), shopping downtown (15 minutes), train station (15...
Located in PornicFrom 350 € to 500 € per week 
Ground floor for 4 persons'Coté Mer' Les Sableaux  
Duplex townhouse with garden, lawn and parking clos. Décors waterfront, built in 2009, jardin. Au terrace room ground floor lounge area with 2 seater sofa, television, dining area and...
Located 15.7 km from PornicFrom 500 € to 750 € per week 
Apartment for 4 personsVacances à Noirmoutier  
City Centre in Noirmoutier Island, near the harbor, shops nearby, bus station 2 minutes walk, apartment for 4 persons, 47 m², fully refurbished, 1st floor of a residence facing the...
Located 16.7 km from PornicFrom 600 € to 700 € per week 

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305 places over 8 haCamping la chênaie à pornic    
A Pornic, in Loire Atlantique, camping Chênaie **** is ideally situated close to shops and beaches. This family campsite welcomes you in a remarkably large area with trees and landscaping....
Located in Pornic13 € per day 
275 places over 6 haCamping 4 étoiles La Tabardière Pornic-La    
4 star campsite, family, near Pornic Loire Atlantique. The Tabardière, located a few kilometers from the beaches of La Plaine Sur Mer and Pornic, is the starting point for beautiful...
Located in PornicFrom 16 € to 32 € per day 
311 places over 5,5 haCamping Les Ecureuils    
La Bernerie-en-Retz
In a wooded and landscaped 5-hectare area (313 sites) in south Brittany, in the heart of the Atlantic coast and close to Pornic, the 4 stars campsite Les Ecureuils (the Squirrels) in...
Located 6.1 km from Pornic 

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Brit Hotel Les Alizes - Hotel in PornicBrit Hotel Les Alizes     
Set just 300m from the marina and 800m from the thalassotherapy centre, the hotel features well-equipped rooms with many modern comforts. Moreover, guests will enjoy a free private...
Located in PornicRoom from 60 €
Hôtel Beau Soleil - Hotel in PornicHôtel Beau Soleil     
Located in Pornic’s old fishing port, Hôtel Beau Soleil offers views of the port and castle, free Wi-Fi access and luggage storage. Noëveillard Beach is just a 10-minute walk away....
Located in PornicRoom from 69 €
Hotel Résidence La Fontaine Aux Bretons - Hotel in PornicHotel Résidence La Fontaine Aux Bretons     
Situated between land and sea, on 12 hectares of land, this Auberge is a former farm that has been transformed into a cosy residence with an outdoor swimming pool. The rooms at the...
Located in PornicRoom from 54 €

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Hôtel Astoria
The Hotel Astoria is located in the centre of Nantes, opposite the SNCF train station. It provides peaceful accommodation with free Wi-Fi internet access....
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