Pornichet tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: The emphasis in Pornichet, immediately south of La Baule, is most certainly based around the long and sandy beach

Pornichet is situated in the Loire-Atlantique department and Pays de la Loire region.

Important note

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

Tourist classifications for Pornichet include "ville fleurie 4*".

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Pornichet in Pays de la Loire.

Popular places to visit nearby include Le Pouliguen at 7 km and Guerande at 9 km.

Pornichet, France: places to visit and attractions

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

La Baule

La Baule

Seaside resort at 4 km (direction west-north-west)

La Baule-Escoblac is a very pleasant and popular resort with a long...

See La Baule guide
Le Pouliguen

Le Pouliguen

Seaside resort at 7 km (direction west)

If you visit the beach resort of Le Pouligueun be sure to...

See Le Pouliguen guide


at 9 km (direction west-north-west)

Guerande is one of the most interesting towns in Pays-de-la-Loire, with its...

See Guerande guide


at 10 km (direction west)

The resort at Batz-sur-Mer is much quiter and smaller than many nearby,...

See Batz-sur-Mer guide
Le Croisic

Le Croisic

at 13 km (direction west)

One of the nicest fishing harbour towns in the region, Le Croisic...

See Le Croisic guide


Seaside resort at 14 km (direction east)

The beach at Saint-Brevin-les-Pins is the main attraction and we also enjoyed...

See Saint-Brevin-les-Pins guide
Briere Regional Natural Parc

Briere Regional Natural Parc

Natural Parc at 15 km (direction north-north-east)

Away from the beaches, Briere Regional Natural Parc is the second largest...

See Briere Regional Natural Parc guide
La Turballe

La Turballe

Seaside resort at 15 km (direction west-north-west)

Less developed than some resorts here, the centre of activity in La...

See La Turballe guide


at 20 km (direction west-north-west)

The fishing harbour and traditional granite houses in Piriac-sur-Mer create an interesting...

See Piriac-sur-Mer guide
Jade Coast

Jade Coast

at 22 km (direction south-east)

Pornic, a traditional port town with an attrcative harbour, is well placed...

See Jade Coast guide


at 25 km (direction east-south-east)

Pornic is one of the liveliest and most vibrant harbour towns along...

See Pornic guide
La Roche-Bernard

La Roche-Bernard

at 28 km (direction east-south-east), in the Morbihan department

The river harbour and historic old town centre make La Roche-Bernard a...

See La Roche-Bernard guide


at 30 km (direction south-south-east), in the Vendee department

On Noirmoutier island you can find lots of sandy beaches and a...

See Noirmoutier guide
Les Moutiers-en-Retz

Les Moutiers-en-Retz

Seaside resort at 35 km (direction east-south-east)

The small town of Les Moutiers-en-Retz is best known for the nearby...

See Les Moutiers-en-Retz guide

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Markets in and near Pornichet

Market days in Pornichet: weekly market: Wednesday & Saturday;

  • Pornichet: market Wednesday & Saturday (0km)
  • La Baule: market every day except Monday (4km)
  • Le Pouliguen: market Friday & Tuesday & Sunday - seasonal market only (7km)
  • Guerande: market Wednesday & Saturday (9km)
  • Batz-sur-Mer: market Friday - seasonal market only (11km)
  • Batz-sur-Mer: market Monday (11km)
  • Le Croisic: market Thursday & Saturday (12km)
  • Saint-Brevin-les-Pins: market Wednesday (14km)
  • Prefailles: market Wednesday & Saturday - seasonal market only (18km)
  • Piriac-sur-Mer: market Monday - seasonal market only (20km)

More information about Pornichet, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Pornichet, France

What to do at Pornichet? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Pornichet.


  • Aquarium de Vannes (52km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Sites of natural beauty

  • Marais Salants de Guérande (16km)
  • Loire Estuaire (17km)
  • Pointe Sainte-Gildas (17km)
  • Marais de Vilaine (38km)
  • Presqu'île de Rhuys (43km)
  • Passage Saint-Armel (45km)
  • Embouchure - Rivière de Noyalo (45km)
  • Presqu'île de la Villeneuve (46km)
  • Anse de Mancel (47km)
  • Réserve naturelle nationale des marais de Séné (48km)
  • Marais de Machecoul (50km)
  • Golfe du Morbihan (50km)
  • Maison rose (Séné) (51km)
  • Embouchure - Marle (51km)
  • Presqu'île de Conleau (52km)
  • Pont de Kérino (52km)
  • Embouchure - Vincin (Rivière de Conleau) (52km)
  • Source - Marle (53km)
  • Phare de Port-Navalo (53km)
  • Vincin (53km)
  • Moulin à marée de Campen (54km)
  • Pont du Vincin (54km)
  • Étang de Toulvern (57km)
  • Source - Vincin (Rivière de Conleau) (59km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique du château de Branféré (36km)
  • Planète sauvage (parc) (47km)

Geography and distances

Pornichet is in the north-west of France at 60 kilometres from Nantes, the department capital (general information: Pornichet is 391 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Pornichet

Canton: Baule-Escoublac

Arrondissement: Saint-Nazaire

Department: Loire-Atlantique

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 44380

Distance to Pornichet

from Nantes (prefecture): 60 km

from Paris: 391 km

from Calais: 510 km

from Nice: 847 km

from Bordeaux: 303 km

from Strasbourg: 765 km

Getting here

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 Pornichet from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 2 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): La Baule and Saint-Andre-Des-Eaux.

This page in French: Visiter Pornichet