Port-Saint-Père

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TownPort-Saint-Père
Insee code44133
Postcode44710
Latitude47.1334010
Longitude-1.7488480
AltitudeFrom 0 to 52 meters
Surface32.57 km²
Population2838 inhabitants
Density87 inhabitants/km²

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Chief townNantes (at 23 km, 28 min)Saint-Léger-les-Vignes at 1.5 km (3 min)
DepartmentLoire-AtlantiqueSaint-Mars-de-Coutais at 2.9 km (4 min)
RegionPays de la LoireSearch another town

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TOWN PRESENTATION

Dotted with many farms and vineyards, the town of Port-Saint-Père is situated on a Roman road which there called road salt, is still visible. In the past, Acheneau had a very important fluvial activity, as evidenced by the port of Morinière, which reached up to the early 20th century heavy traffic of barges carrying grain, wine, wood and other goods. This port is now the perfect place for a quiet fishing party. The river is also Acheneau castles and manor houses, one can see the castle including Grandville, whose columns of the balcony reminiscent of Italian architecture, or Briord castle, transformed into "madness" (the name given to the time to large town houses) in the 17th century.

The Second World War lasted for 9 to Port-Saint-Père months (from August 1944 to May 11, 1945) than in the rest of France. For the record, a 250 kg bomb U.S. based since 1944, standing on a rock at one meter below the level of the road, the village of Pilon. It was at 7:00, March 8, 2009, 200 people were evacuated to defuse the bomb.


SIGHTSEEING

  • Animal Park: One of the main attractions of the town is the park "Wild Planet". Discover your vehicle over 2000 amazing animals and majestic along the 10 km track Safari: deer, elephants, wolves, zebras ... Then discover the dolphins in the Marine City, unique show in the West! The trip ends with a step to the village from the bush and a course of the jungle! Ideal for families!
  • Heritage:
  • The Church of St. Pierre (1880).
  • Our Lady of Good Guard, Calvary erected in memory of soldiers of World War II, Route de Saint-Mars-de-Costs.
  • Le Moulin de Beauvais (nineteenth century).
  • Port of Morinière: Located on a waterway leading in the Loire, it was a very active maritime traffic until the early 20th century.
  • Is found in the town of Port-Saint-Père many castles: Castle Briord (1770), chapel (1780) and 18th century mill, the castle of Pre-Meriet the early 19th century and 17th century chapel, Castle Tower from the 19th century, the castle of the river from the same time as the castle of Grandville (1825) and its 17th century chapel.
  • Hiking:
  • The discovery trail bike (24 km / 2 hours): wood, water, stone, plants and animals are revealed throughout the ride. You will cross a lot of villages where farmers practice direct selling at the farm.
  • The circuit of the Red Sands (7 km / 1:45) through the woods, pasture, vineyards and wetlands, walk on the path of Bourgneuf, ancient Roman road. Go to Port Hamoneau along the Acheneau and go near the old quarries of red sand.
  • The circuit of Safari and Held (5 km / 1:15) by following this path you may be surprised to see a herd of gazelles or antelopes and hear the elephants trumpeting. Discover the vineyards and the marshes of the Jutière where Acheneau, nearby, joined the Lake Grandlieu.
Detailed information
TransportTrain station of Port-Saint-Père-Saint-Mars
Leisure centresAnimal Park Planète Sauvage
MonumentsCastle of Briord,   Castle of Granville

EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS

  • The first weekend of July: Festival in The Straw: shows and concerts.
  • The last Sunday of August: fishing contest on Acheneau.
  • The first Saturday in September: film in the open air.

ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND

  • Heritage Maritime and River:
  • The Semaphore Point St. Gildas in Préfailles.
  • Pornic, the upper town and its old castle.
  • 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 pottery of Pornic.
  • The Making of Cakes St-Michel Saint-Michel-Chef-Chef.
  • The Fraiseraie in Pornic.
  • The cheese of Pornic Curé Nantais.
  • The brewery of the Côte de Jade Pornic.
  • Cities around:
  • Saint-Nazaire and yards of the Atlantic.
  • Nantes, a city of art and history.
  • The Great Park of the Legends: a site of 33 hectares devoted to animals, tales, legends and superstitions. 3 shows.
Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Taste and buy Vendée wineLocal flavoursFrom 0 € to 3.50 €Saint-Philbert-de-Bouaine (24 km)

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PHOTOS

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WEATHER

Friday 19 December
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Min. 6°C - Max. 13°C
Saturday 20 December
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Min. 5°C - Max. 11°C
Sunday 21 December
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Min. 3°C - Max. 10°C

RESTAURANTS

 
French cuisine restaurantLes Champs d’Avaux   NEW
Bouaye
Dans la région Nantaise, le restaurant Les Champs d’Avaux est un véritable havre de paix. Une belle salle aux larges baies vitrées donnant sur les jardins, une terrasse au coeur de...
Located 6.4 km from Port-Saint-Père34 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLe François 2  
9.2
Couëron
Located near the banks of the Loire, Le François 2 offers a moment of well -being and pure bliss. Please embark on a culinary journey to the heart of flavors and fragrances ! Here traditional...
Located 8.8 km from Port-Saint-Père18 € per person 
Italian restaurantFuxia  
8.2
  SPECIAL OFFER
Saint-Herblain
Trattoria italienne située au deuxième étage de la galerie ATLANTIS. Terrasse dispo toute l'année sous le magnifique Dôme ou ambiance plus intimiste à l'intérieur du restaurant
Located 11.3 km from Port-Saint-Père25 € per person 

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BED & BREAKFASTS

 
Mas with 3 bedroomsDemeure les Arabesques 4 Epis,    
9.8
Port-Saint-Père
A beautiful avenue lined with trees, reveals a beautiful fold of the sixteenth century. Welcome to the Abode Arabesques, you're in the Loire Atlantique Britain. After many years has...
Located in Port-Saint-PèreFrom 90 € to 127 € the double room 
Apartment with 2 bedroomsChez anny    
9.9
Rezé
Nestled in Trentemoult the guest apartment 'At Anny' - is within walking distance of the fishing harbor and restaurants in the pedestrian streets of this village multicolored and only...
Located 14.3 km from Port-Saint-Père75 € the double room 
Apartment with 1 bedroomManoir le verger    
9.6
Saint-Philbert-de-Grand-Lieu
The fifteenth century manor located in a large park with very old trees. The pool is at your disposal for a well deserved rest.
Located 14.6 km from Port-Saint-PèreFrom 35 € to 80 € the double room 

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VACATION RENTALS

 
House for 6 personsGîte au pays du grand chemin
Rouans
Charming house of 105 sqm on the ground floor, built in a former farm building, and combining the charm of the old and modern comfort. Dining / living room and open kitchen. Three bedrooms,...
Located 8.6 km from Port-Saint-PèreFrom 335 € to 640 € per week 
House for 6 personsLes Gîtes de Nantes Grandlieu  
10
Pont-Saint-Martin
10 km from the center of Nantes, we propose three village houses for holiday tourism : 6 seats, 4 seats or 3 seats. Comfort *** Internet access. Open all year.
Located 12.5 km from Port-Saint-PèreFrom 420 € to 720 € per week 
House for 2 personsGîte des Bretons Nantais   NEW
Rezé
Welcome to the house of the Bretons Nantais !!! Located 10 minutes from. Nantes city Center, 5 minutes walk from the station of Pont- Rousseau (tram and bus) near a shopping street,...
Located 16.6 km from Port-Saint-Père375 € per week 

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CAMPSITES

 
180 places over 4 haCamping la boulogne    
9.1
Saint-Philbert-de-Grand-Lieu
Enjoying a privileged location in a wooded and shaded park, ideal for a family holiday and a paradise for pêcheurs. Situé Loire Atlantique in Saint Philbert de Grand LieuEt 30 minutes...
Located 13 km from Port-Saint-Père14 € per day 
270 places over 12 haDomaine du Collet - location mobil home    
8.6
Les Moutiers-en-Retz
In front of the Atlantic ocean beside a small fishing harbour this 4 star campsite “Domaine du Collet” offers its customers a different and specific quality of sojourn, thanks to its...
Located 21 km from Port-Saint-PèreFrom 15 € to 35 € per day 
311 places over 5,5 haCamping Les Ecureuils    
7.6
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 23 km from Port-Saint-Père 

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HOTELS

Logis Nuit De Retz - Hotel in Port-Saint-PèreLogis Nuit De Retz     
8.7
Port-Saint-Père
Hotel Nuit De Retz is a 3-star hotel located at the crossroads of Nantes and Pornic, close to the airport and Planete Sauvage. It features a restaurant and a spa with sauna and hot...
Located in Port-Saint-PèreRoom from 55 €
Kyriad Nantes Sud-Bouaye Aéroport - Hotel in Port-Saint-PèreKyriad Nantes Sud-Bouaye Aéroport     
7.8
Bouaye
Located in Muscadet Côtes de Grand Lieu Vineyard, this hotel is just 2 km from Bouaye and it offers a garden with an outdoor pool and terrace. The hotel is 10 minutes' drive from Nantes...
Located 6.5 km from Port-Saint-PèreRoom from 45 €
Hôtel Oceania Nantes - Hotel in Port-Saint-PèreHôtel Oceania Nantes     
8.2
Bouguenais
Set beside Nantes-Atlantique International Airport, Hôtel Oceania Nantes offers rooms providing modern, elegant and soundproofed accommodation less than 8 km from Nantes city centre....
Located 11.8 km from Port-Saint-PèreRoom from 99 €

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Appart'City Nantes Cité des Congrès
Located in Nantes, this Appart’city is opposite the Congress Centre and a 5-minute walk from the tramway and TGV train station. It offers accommodation...
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