Pornichet and its surroundings
La Baule: The Bay of La Baule is one of the world’s most beautiful, stretching 9 kilometres long and packed full of things to do. Horse-riding, sailing, hiking and rambling, kite-flying, cycling, sand castle-building and swimming: everything you need for a hazy, lazy day with loved ones.
Guérande: this medieval listed Town of Art and History lures you in for a closer look at its incredible countryside and historical heritage. Known for its salt, the salt marshes are an awe-inspiring place to visit, a patchwork of vibrant colours rolling over 2,000 hectares. The town itself is known for its ramparts and fortified gateways, leading you back in time and plunging you into the heart of the Middle Ages.
Saint-Nazaire: this is where the world’s biggest ocean liners were once made. Come and spend the day unleashing your inner sailor, and discover all the secrets of life at high seas. Ship-building, port facilities, submarine bases and museums collide in a masterclass in the intricacies of sailing life. Saint-Nazaire draws visitors in for its rich and varied coast, too: expect beaches, sheltered coves and inlets, promontories and cliffs.
The Ile de Noirmoutier: the island is lucky enough to enjoy a sweet and balmy micro-climate that causes mimosa to blossom and bloom at every street corner. The green and luscious plant life on the island is hard to miss.
The Jade Coast: this coast is studded with seaside resorts such as Pornic, Saint-Brevin-les-Pins, Bernerie-en-Retz, and Plaine-sur-Mer.
Sailing, tubing, kayaking, catamarans, bike rides, swimming, cruises, golf course, horse-riding, thalassotherapy, and more.
Food & drink
Tomato préfou, Nantes galettes, Vendée chowder, Garenne rabbit terrine, Vendée sablés, stuffed Loire shad fish in an Anjou wine sauce, and more.