Practical information

 

  • Book a tour
  • Meeting point for each excursion is stated when booking is made.
  • Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need advice on transport to our excursion places.
  • Visits can be organised in French, English and Russian.
  • We suggest you wear comfortable walking shoes.

Pornic

Pornic (Brittany, France) with a local guide

 

Why keep memories only of beaches in Pornic without discovering its character ?
Pornic and its ria, along the Jade coast, have long gained their strong and good reputation. Beyond its fishing and trading port activities, it was also one of the first seaside resorts, as from the beginning of the 19th century. People were already coming there for the quality of spring waters. The city then quickly developed. Harbour began to spread and very stylish villas along the ledges also appeared. Some famous visitors went there also : Renoir, Flaubert and even Lenine !

Many strolls along the rocky coast and also villas competing with each others with their details and specificities, will give you a vibe of this Belle Epoque period. Various pathways, I particular the ancient customs officers’ path are linking the so many creeks, in an environment which has preserved its treasures. The old fortress overhanging the centre, once occupied by the odd Gilles de Rais, will add to your interest for this area.

This scenery which is firmly grounded has now been enriched with a yacht harbour, a thalassotherapy centre and also a casino yet not losing its identity. You will also be able to check and appreciate its traditional Faiencerie, its delicacies made of strawberries (a beer for example), or its cheese called Nantes ’ Priest (with no strawberry in it though).

 

Book an excursion to Pornic

 

Discover the history of a seaside resort in Brittany Day tours in Pornic, in Loire Atlantique (Bretagne)

 

Practical information:

  • Visit is meant to last 2 hours which will allow you to pursue with your stroll in different directions.
  • Prices

- Private visit: 160 euros for your own group

 

How to come to Pornic:

  • From Nantes train station, 1h15 on a TER train (around 7 trains every day in each direction). SNCF time schedule
  • By LILA bus from Nantes in 1h10 (line 3), or from St Nazaire in 40 minutes (line 15). A few roundtrip travels every day (be careful, some buses leave from Nantes train station (southern side), some leave from Nantes Pirmil which is accessible from Nantes downtown by tramway). LILA buses link cities and towns in the Loire Atlantique area. Check LILA buses schedule. You can buy 2,40€ tickets in the bus.
  • By car, 50 km away from Nantes and 30 km away from St Nazaire.

 

Agenda:

  • Pornic swing danse, on 2018 March 17th and 18th.
  • Festival vagues d'harmonies, on 2018 June 9th and 10th.
  • Sea festival : parades with famous sailboats, regatta, boat trips. Over a week-end in early July.
  • Mussel festival and firework, July 14th.
  • Summer night carnaval, August 4th 2018.
  • Les Clionnades, street shows related to medieval times, August 5th 2018 (in Clion).
  • Saint Gilles' day : celtic tradition festivities (fest noz, sailor songs), August 25th-26th 2018.