60 km from the campsite, Pornic is a charming seaside resort with its many narrow streets and stairways, its elegant medieval castle and its picturesque little port. In the morning, you can go to the market before going for a walk after lunch around the castle and finish with a dip on the beach Noëveillard.
The castle and the medieval city
Anchored on its rocky peak, the castle of Pornic dates from the 12th century. The Pornicais nickname the "Blue Beard Castle" since it belonged to the infamous Gilles de Rais in the fifteenth century. Although the castle is not open to visit, you will have many opportunities to learn the history of Pornic by walking in the upper town and its suburbs. You will discover the old fishing district of the village to the monks, the district of Gourmalon and its seaside villas of the nineteenth century, the Corniche de Noeveillard where the impressionist painter Auguste Renoir has set his easel or Les Halles and the Place du Marchix where the market is held every Thursday and Sunday morning.
The old port and the marina of Pornic
Nestled in the heart of the Côte de Jade in Loire-Atlantique, Pornic was once a very important fishing port, at the time of the shipyards and the cod fishery in Newfoundland. Although the fishing activity is still alive on the Old Port, it is more the small marina of Pornic which makes speak about him. In summer, the terraces are always full and tourists are still waiting for the boat that will take them to the island of Noirmoutier, the island of Yeu or to the islands of Morbihan.
Activities and leisure activities in Pornic
Enjoy your camping holiday near Pornic to find your happiness among an array of activities and leisure activities: family-oriented summertime activities, a 14km coastline and a dozen beaches for swimming, a multitude of water sports and sailing schools, hiking on the customs trail, but also a thalassotherapy, a casino and golf! In short, big or small, everyone finds his happiness.