Pornic tourism and travel guide

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Visit Pornic: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: Pornic is one of the liveliest and most vibrant harbour towns along the Jade Coast

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Pornic. For detailed visitor information see the Pornic travel guide.

Pornic is situated in the Loire-Atlantique department and Pays de la Loire region, in the north-west of France at 43 kilometres from Nantes, the department capital (general information: Pornic is 383 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Les Moutiers-en-Retz at 9 km and Noirmoutier at 15 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Pornic, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Pornic in Pays de la Loire.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!


... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Loire-Atlantique

Map of places to visit near Pornic

Markets in and near Pornic

Market days in Pornic: weekly market: Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday;

  • Pornic: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (0km)
  • La Bernerie-en-Retz: market Friday & Tuesday - seasonal market only (6km)
  • Prefailles: market Wednesday & Saturday - seasonal market only (9km)
  • Saint-Brevin-les-Pins: market Wednesday (15km)
  • Noirmoutier: market Tuesday & Sunday & Monday & Friday (15km)
  • La Gueriniere: market Thursday & Sunday (19km)
  • Barbatre: market Wednesday (20km)
  • Beauvoir-sur-Mer: market Thursday (22km)
  • Donges: market Thursday (23km)
  • Machecoul: market Wednesday (25km)

More information about Pornic, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Pornic, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Pornic.

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Briere (34km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin des plantes (43km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Pointe Sainte-Gildas (12km)
  • Loire Estuaire (20km)
  • Marais de Machecoul (25km)
  • Lac de Grand-Lieu (32km)
  • Marais Salants de Guérande (39km)
  • Petite Amazonie de Nantes (44km)
  • Fort de Pierre-Levée (47km)
  • Port-Joinville (48km)
  • Phare de l'île d'Yeu (49km)
  • Aérodrome de L'Île-d'Yeu (50km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Planète sauvage (parc) (25km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Pornic

Canton: Pornic

Arrondissement: Saint-Nazaire

Department: Loire-Atlantique

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 44210

Distance to Pornic

from Nantes (prefecture): 43 km

from Paris: 383 km

from Calais: 514 km

from Nice: 823 km

from Bordeaux: 279 km

from Strasbourg: 752 km

Getting here

Pornic is in the north-west of France. Most visitors arrive by car via one of the ferry ports such as Saint-Malo or Cherbourg. Allow around 3 hours for the trip in France. For driving distances to Pornic from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 1 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): La Bernerie-en-Retz.

This page in French: Visiter Pornic