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 Tourism, holiday & travel in Port-Saint-Père
Insee code44133
AltitudeFrom 0 to 52 meters
Surface32.57 km²
Population2838 inhabitants
Density87 inhabitants/km²


Chief townNantes (at 23 km, 28 min)Saint-Léger-les-Vignes at 1.3 km
DepartmentLoire-AtlantiqueSaint-Mars-de-Coutais at 2.5 km
RegionPays de la LoireSearch another town


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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.


  • 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


  • 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.


  • 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
Sailing on the rivers of NantesNature and the outdoors125 €Rezé (15.6 km)
Taste and buy Vendée wineLocal flavoursFrom 0 € to 3.50 €Saint-Philbert-de-Bouaine (24 km)

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Dolphin Wild PlanetDolphin Wild Planet
Lion Wild PlanetLion Wild Planet
Port of Morinière to Port-Saint-PèrePort of Morinière to Port-Saint-Père
Port-Saint-Père the waterfrontPort-Saint-Père the waterfront



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French cuisine restaurantLe François 2  
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-Père27 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantPizzeria il bambino   NEW
All the italy in your plate: 2 steps from the Nantes airport and hotels, il bambino treats its customers for 20 years Italian specialties made house. Come discover his chorizo ​​risotto,...
Located 11.8 km from Port-Saint-PèreFrom 10 € to 20 € per person 
World food restaurantL'Avenue  
On the Avenue restaurant is a little bit away from the center of Nantes. It offers a peaceful and classy lounge atmosphere. You can enjoy a cuisine rich in flavors and colorful world:...
Located 12.9 km from Port-Saint-Père29 € per person 

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Mas with 3 bedroomsDemeure les Arabesques 4 Epis,    
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 1 bedroomChez anny    
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    
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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House for 6 personsGîte au pays du grand chemin   NEW
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 
Castle for 20 personsVillage de gîtes *** de 2 à 6 personnes   NEW
In a property of the 17th four cottages fully equipped with swimming pool, park, golf, playground. Tourist area near Nantes and the Atlantic coast. To discover!
Located 12.2 km from Port-Saint-PèreFrom 455 € to 949 € per week 
Apartment for 6 personsGîte Cap Horn   NEW
Cape Horn is a former shop for 2,4 or even six people for a night in the old district of Nantes Bridges, 10 minutes walk from the center of Nantes, the city Congress and South railway...
Located 17.1 km from Port-Saint-Père350 € per week 

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180 places over 4 haCamping la boulogne     NEW
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 
311 places over 5,5 haCamping Les Ecureuils  
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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 
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 24 km from Port-Saint-Père13 € per day 

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Logis Nuit De Retz - Hotel in Port-Saint-PèreLogis Nuit De Retz     
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 61 €
Kyriad Nantes Sud-Bouaye Aéroport - Hotel in Port-Saint-PèreKyriad Nantes Sud-Bouaye Aéroport     
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 56 €
Hôtel Oceania Nantes - Hotel in Port-Saint-PèreHôtel Oceania Nantes     
Set near Nantes-Atlantique International Airport, Hôtel Oceania Nantes offers rooms providing modern, elegant and soundproofed accommodation less than 8 kilometres from Nantes old city...
Located 11.8 km from Port-Saint-PèreRoom from 99 €

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Hermitage Barriere
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