Charming Pornic is the most southern port in Brittany, situated on the striking “Cote de Jade” (Jade coast) in the heart of the Retz peninsula . Steeped in tradition, its medieval town centre is crowned by the historic Château de Pornic.
This seaside town is also characterized by its mild climate, historic harbor and fishing huts on stilts. Luxurious seaside villas still stand in all their splendor, reminiscent of Pornic’s prestigious past. Victor Hugo, Renoir and Jules Verne are just a few of the famous visitors enchanted by Pornic. And many artworks were inspired by its beauty.
Walk – Stroll the hillside with its narrow streets and stairways…Explore the old port….especially intriguing at low tide…Mingle with merchants and friendly locals.
Bask in natural beauty – Explore 14 km of preserved rocky coast, a stretch of beaches, sand creeks and rugged cliffs as high as 30 metres. Hike one of the trails… walk the coastal path (aka ‘customs path’, once used by customs officers to catch smugglers)… Or travel by bike.
Play – Play on golden sand on one of the fifteen beautiful beaches
Serenity – Savour the healing power of the sea with Thalasso therapy–traditional seawater treatments. Said to have originated here, this practice made Pornic famous as a “bathing resort” in the 19th century. The Alliance Pornic is a stunning seaside resort, Thalasso and spa, complete with restaurants and bars.
Or Wine and dine by the sea in one of the many other harbourside restaurants.
Fruits de mer – Don’t forget to sample the fresh local seafood. Or stop in a café or Boulangerie for local sweets and treats.
For the adventurer – Pornic Aventure park provides plenty of thrills. Activities for all ages and levels like zip-lining, Tarzan jumps and climbing. Pornic is also a playground for water sports enthusiasts.
For more information: http://www.ot-pornic.fr/
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