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Port-Saint-Père - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Loire-Atlantique

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.

Geographical information

Latitude47.1334010 (N 47° 8’ 0”)
Longitude-1.7488480 (W 1° 44’ 56”)
Surface area32.57 km²
Population2872 inhabitants
Density88 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureNantes (23 km, 28 min)
Insee code44133
IntercommunalityCC Coeur Pays de Retz
RegionPays de la Loire

Nearest cities & towns

Saint-Léger-les-Vignes1.5 km (3 min)
Saint-Mars-de-Coutais2.9 km (4 min)
Bouaye4.8 km (7 min)
Brains5 km (6 min)
Sainte-Pazanne6.4 km (8 min)
La Montagne9.2 km (13 min)
Saint-Jean-de-Boiseau10.1 km (13 min)
Le Pellerin10.3 km (15 min)
Saint-Aignan-Grandlieu10.7 km (14 min)
Saint-Hilaire-de-Chaléons10.8 km (12 min)
Cheix-en-Retz11.4 km (16 min)
Saint-Lumine-de-Coutais12.5 km (13 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Leisure centres

Events and festivities


Dolphin Wild Planet
Dolphin Wild Planet
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Lion Wild Planet
Lion Wild Planet
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Port of Morinière to Port-Saint-Père
Port of Morinière to Port-Saint-Père
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Port-Saint-Père the waterfront
Port-Saint-Père the waterfront
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Private Guided Walking Tour of Bordeaux – 2 hours
Culture and education47 € Nantes (17.6 km)
Day at Puy du Fou: transport from Nantes and tickets to the park
Entertainment120 € Nantes (17.6 km)
Nantes guided walking tour - 2h
Culture and education25 € Nantes (17.6 km)
Day trip to discover La Baule: see salt marshes and the medieval city of Guérande
Nature and the great outdoors80 € Nantes (17.6 km)
Afternoon to discover the Muscadet vineyard
Local flavours55 € Nantes (17.6 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Carquefou - Saint-Mars-la-Jaille Greenway
Cycling itineraryEasy5h00Carquefou (26 km)
Along the Haute Perche Canal
HikeEasy1h30Pornic (27 km)
Itinéraire cyclable entre Mormaison, Saint André Treize Voies et Saint Sulpice le Verdon
All-terrain bike itineraryEasy1h20Mormaison (34 km)
Vélocéan - Cycling in Loire-Atlantique
Cycling itineraryEasy4h30Saint-Brevin-les-Pins (34 km)
Château du Port Mulon Park
HikeEasy50 minNort-sur-Erdre (38 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals