Piriac-sur-Mer is one of the localities in Loire-Atlantique to have earned the "Small towns of character" ("petites cités de caractère") label. Here, authenticity and charm reign, as evidenced by the winding cobbled streets and old houses. The alleyways are beautifully adorned with hydrangeas and roses whose scents add even more elegance to the place. Walking among the granite houses, fall under the spell of its fishing harbour as Gustave Flaubert, Émile Zola and Alphonse Daudet did before you. You will also notice that the village exhibits a strong Breton influence, which can be seen in certain buildings but also in its street and house names.
Endowed with an extraordinary natural heritage, Piriac-sur-Mer has 11 kilometres of coastline forged by the sea, alternating between rocks, sandy beaches, caves and secluded coves. The coastal path leading to the Castelli Headland, among other places, will offer you a superb walk amid the splendid landscapes with many scenic viewpoints.