Visit Pornichet (Pays de la Loire, France)
Pornichet is located on the sunny Atlantic coast to the south of Guerande in the Pays de la Loire region.
The resort is more or less continuous with La Baule, one of the most popular resorts in this part of France - indeed it is not very clear where one town ends and the next begins.
The characteristics of Pornichet are also very similar to La Baule - an extensive (several kilometres long) sandy beach offering all sorts of activities, backed by low-rise apartment blocks and hotels, which are themselves backed by streets of turn of the century villas.
(Strictly speaking there are three different beaches falling within Pornichet each offering its own characteristics - the Sainte-Marguerite beach was my personal favourite and is also the longest established of the resorts).
If you are interested by the substantial villas in the town be sure to visit the Pornichet tourist office for a detailed guide to many of the most interesting - although it costs a few euros it is an invaluable way to be sure you appreciate the local history and architecture.
There are also plenty of shops and cafes in the town itself, and the weekly market is held here every Wednesday and Saturday mornings.
When you tire of the beach there are numerous well maintained walks and cycle rides into the surrounding countryside - the section known as the 'hameaux' makes a pleasant excursion from Pornichet
Photos of Pornichet
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Tourist classifications for Pornichet
Pornichet is classified as a village in bloom (ville fleurie) 4*
Address: Pornichet, Baule-Escoublac, Saint-Nazaire, Loire-Atlantique, Pays de la Loire, 44380 || GPS: latitude 47.2775, longitude -2.338889
Map of Pornichet & places nearby
Highlights close by
La Baule 4km
Le Pouliguen 7km
Suggested tourist attractions to visit near Pornichet, France
- La Baule - ville fleurie 4* (4km)
- Guerande - recommended detour (9km)
- Briere - regional natural parc (14km)
- Marais Salants de Guérande - site of natural beauty (15km)
- Loire Estuaire - site of natural beauty (16km)
- Pointe Sainte-Gildas - site of natural beauty (17km)
- Parc zoologique du château de Branféré - zoo or wildlife park (36km)
- Golfe du Morbihan - site of natural beauty (50km)
- Marais de Machecoul - site of natural beauty (50km)
- Aquarium de Vannes - aquarium (51km)
Market days in Pornichet: Regular market(s) are held in Pornichet each Wednesday & Saturday. (Markets are held in the morning unless stated.)
The French version of this page is at Pornichet (Francais)