Préfailles

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TownPréfailles
Insee code44136
Postcode44770
Latitude47.1293530
Longitude-2.2181760
AltitudeFrom 0 to 36 meters
Surface4.88 km²
Population1283 inhabitants
Density262 inhabitants/km²

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National labelsLa Plaine-sur-Mer at 2.3 km
Chief townNantes (at 60 km, 64 min)Tharon-Plage at 5.7 km
DepartmentLoire-AtlantiqueSaint-Michel-Chef-Chef at 7.9 km
RegionPays de la LoireSearch another town

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TOWN PRESENTATION

Located halfway between the Bay of Bourgneuf and the estuary of the Loire, Préfailles enjoys a unique window on the ocean. A few miles from Pornic, the town offers a rugged coastline of 10 km, saved and dotted with coves and beaches family. Widely known as the second half of the 19th century to the virtues of its curative spring water and the benefits of its sea-bathing, Préfailles has kept over time a typical seaside architecture, the essential charms.


SIGHTSEEING

  • A Préfailles the pleasures are many and for the family! The most diverse aquatic pleasures are offered by the activities of the Yacht Club de Saint-Gildas: internships, courses, fishing trips (with possible kayak rentals, windsurfing, dinghy, catamaran ...). Also rent a jet ski or enjoy a night out on banana, always Pointe Saint-Gildas.
  • The museum area of ​​Semaphore, also turned out to sea will present the maritime and military history of Pointe Saint-Gildas. From the panoramic terrace, enjoy a breathtaking view. Exhibitions (paid or free) are offered a large part of the year.
  • Several circuits heritage interpretation through the whole of the town and tell the history and architectural Préfailles resort, but also have the sea here, seen by some twenty artists, or military history Point Saint-Gildas de Vauban in the Second World War. Find out some of the remains of the Atlantic Wall. On desks or audio guidance, discover each route to the Tourist Office Préfailles.
  • Rental bikes can be from April 15 to October 15, provision of a lift net fishery (hut on stilts with plaice to fish) from April 15 to October 15.
Detailed information
Information pointsTourist Office of Préfailles
Leisure centresBeach Margareth,   Beach of L'Anse du Sud,   Beach of La Crique de Préfailles,   Beach of La Raize,   Beach of the Port-Meleu,   Big Beach of Préfailles
MonumentsLighthouse of La pointe Saint-Gildas
Natural sitesHeadland of Saint-Gildas,   Island of the Pilier

EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS

  • Appointment of old vehicles and prestige every third Sunday of the month from 10am to 12pm, Market Square.
  • Spring Holiday: Festival of the Games and Recreation.
  • Weekend of Ascension: The Printanières (4 days of entertainment, shows, baptisms by helicopter, bicycle race, arts and crafts market ...).
  • In June: Days of coastal development, awareness of environmental protection and eco-tourism (entertainment, shows, workshops and conference).
  • July 13: On the lanterns for children at 21:45, fireworks at 23h, ball home from 23.15.
  • The third week of July: The Musical of Préfailles: International Festival of classical music and world music
  • August 15: Flower parade: parade floats in the evening, musical entertainment.
  • On Monday 15 August: Festival of Amateur Theatre (Monday to Saturday, a performance every night).
  • In July and August: Beach club from 3 years.
  • Throughout the year, an exhibition of unusual kites at Grand Bazaar (Downtown).

ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND

  • Heritage Maritime and River:
  • 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.
  • 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.
Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Naturalists’ boat trip in BrièreNature and the outdoorsFrom 10 € to 30 €Saint-Malo-de-Guersac (26 km)

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The streets of PréfaillesThe streets of Préfailles
The coastal path to Préfailles along the coast of JadeThe coastal path to Préfailles along the coast of Jade
  

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WEATHER

Tuesday 2 September
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Wednesday 3 September
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Thursday 4 September
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RESTAURANTS

 
French cuisine restaurantLe Cap - Casino de Saint-Brévin l'Océan   SPECIAL OFFER
Saint-Brevin-les-Pins
Put Le Cap to ... - The Loire Valley and along the coast to Le Cap restaurant, located on the seafront of the small coastal town of Saint-Brevin-les-Pins. There an exceptional view...
Located 11.6 km from Préfailles29 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantAuberge la Fontaine aux Bretons  
8.6
  SPECIAL OFFER
Pornic
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 11.7 km from Préfailles36 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLes Prateaux  
8.3
Noirmoutier-en-l'Île
GOURMET KITCHEN - Have you ever dreamed of a sublime gourmet French cuisine in a wooded and throw a fork from the beach? Open your eyes, you're in Noirmoutier en l'Ile. The restaurant...
Located 13.2 km from Préfailles33 € per person 

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BED & BREAKFASTS

 
Villa with 4 bedroomsUne escale a pornic    
10
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 7.9 km from PréfaillesFrom 75 € to 99 € the double room 
House with 3 bedroomsLe clos des Alizés    
10
Saint-Brevin-les-Pins
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 12.1 km from PréfaillesFrom 65 € to 70 € the double room 
House with 3 bedroomsLe-bois-clere     NEW
Noirmoutier-en-l'Île
3 comfortable rooms offer you are deep in a calm and serene 300 m from the beach of the Clere impasse.
Located 12.9 km from PréfaillesFrom 68 € to 95 € the double room 

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VACATION RENTALS

 
House for 2 personsMaisonnette sur jardin à 50 m de l'océan  
9.6
Pornic
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 8.9 km from PréfaillesFrom 350 € to 500 € per week 
Ground floor for 4 persons'Coté Mer' Les Sableaux  
9.4
Noirmoutier-en-l'Île
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 14.3 km from PréfaillesFrom 450 € to 750 € per week 
Apartment for 4 personsVacances à Noirmoutier   NEW
Noirmoutier-en-l'Île
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 14.4 km from PréfaillesFrom 500 € to 700 € per week 

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CAMPSITES

 
210 places over 5 haCamping La Guichardiere    
8.8
La Plaine-sur-Mer
300 m from the sea and the port of Gravette (fishing port and marina), the campsite is located in Loire Atlantique in the municipality of La Plaine sur Mer 10 minutes from Pornic, Noirmoutier...
Located 2.7 km from PréfaillesFrom 17.50 € to 26.90 € per day 
275 places over 6 haCamping 4 étoiles La Tabardière Pornic-La    
8.2
Pornic
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 5.1 km from PréfaillesFrom 15 € to 31 € per day 
140 places over 2,2 haCamping bel essor    
8.6
Saint-Michel-Chef-Chef
The campsite bel essor has retained a spirit traditionnel. Ici the family atmosphere and the green promotes calm and rest. For ideal vacation, camping is situated close to the center...
Located 7.1 km from PréfaillesFrom 12.40 € to 16.80 € per day 

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HOTELS

Logis Le Calluna - Hotel in PréfaillesLogis Le Calluna     
8
Préfailles
The Calluna is located at Saint Gildas Point, in the west of Retz, between Pornic and Saint Nazaire. It offers free Wi-Fi access and panoramic ocean views. Rooms are comfortable and...
Located in PréfaillesRoom from 90 €
Anne de Bretagne - Hotel in PréfaillesAnne de Bretagne     
8.4
La Plaine-sur-Mer
A 4-star hotel set 12 km from Pornic, Anne de Bretagne offers a heated swimming pool, a tennis court, a 2-Michelin star restaurant, a bar, a garden a terrace, and fee Wi-Fi throughout....
Located 2.9 km from PréfaillesRoom from 131 €
Hôtel Restaurant L'Empreinte - Hotel in PréfaillesHôtel Restaurant L'Empreinte     
8.2
Tharon-Plage
Situated opposite the beach and the Bay of Biscay, this hotel is situated in Saint-Michel-Chef-Chef in Pays de la Loire. It offers free Wi-Fi internet access and panoramic views of...
Located 5.9 km from PréfaillesRoom from 69 €

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ibis Styles Nantes Centre Place Royale
Located in the centre of Nantes, ibis Styles Nantes Centre Place Royale is between La Place Royale and Place du Commerce. It offers free Wi-Fi and provides...
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