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    Road Trip to Pornic and the Jade Coast

    Road Trip to Pornic and the Jade Coast
    Starts from

    Nantes

    Transportation

    By Car

    Guidance

    Self-Guided

    Activities

    11

    Duration

    11 hours

    Length

    11 mi

    Guide details

    Starts from

    Nantes

    Transportation

    By Car

    Guidance

    Self-Guided

    Duration

    11 hours

    Length

    11 mi

    History and CultureNatural AttractionsGastronomy
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    Highlights

    • Walk along the beautiful and wild coast of Jade.
    • Watch sunset at Tharon Plage with fishermen houses.
    • Visit Pornic and its picturesque port.
    In this day trip from Nantes, you will discover, the beautiful town of Pornic and its surroundings called the coast of Jade with beautiful views, castle, rocks and beaches. You can choose to hike along the coast or just relax on the beach and enjoy a nice swim.
    You will also be able to learn about local handicrafts and buy your own piece. And finally you will experience the gastronomy by visiting the factory of the local cheese and a craft brewery and of course great seafood in the restaurants, as well as ice-cream by the beach.

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    In this day trip from Nantes, you will discover, the beautiful town of Pornic and its surroundings called the coast of Jade with beautiful views, castle, rocks and beaches. You can choose to hike along the coast or just relax on the beach and enjoy a nice swim.
    You will also be able to learn about local handicrafts and buy your own piece. And finally you will experience the gastronomy by visiting the factory of the local cheese and a craft brewery and of course great seafood in the restaurants, as well as ice-cream by the beach.
    Emily Zanier

    Emily Zanier

    Blogger

    • Walk along the beautiful and wild coast of Jade.
    • Watch sunset at Tharon Plage with fishermen houses.
    • Visit Pornic and its picturesque port.

    Day Itinerary

    11 Activities
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    Day 1

    11 mi4 mi

    Pornic and the Jade Coast

    In this day trip you will discover the beautiful town of Pornic and its surroundings called the coast of Jade with beautiful views, castle, rocks and beaches. You can choose to enjoy a nice hike from beach to beach along the coast of Jade, or you can just relax, enjoy one of the beaches and swim.
    Curé Nantais
    10:001 hr

    Curé Nantais

    Cheese Shop
    Open Details
    This is the most famous cheese produced in the region. It was created in 1880 in a town close to Nantes by a priest (curé in French). You can visit the area where they make the cheese and of course the shop.
    0.5 mi5 min
    Brasserie de la Côte de Jade
    11:151 hr

    Brasserie de la Côte de Jade

    Brasserie
    Open Details
    This artisanal brewery shows how the local beer Brigantine is made with a video and a guided tour. You can taste the beer and buy the ones you like, of course.
    2 mi10 min
    12:255 min

    Car Park

    Parking
    Open Details
    Park at the train station and explore the old town and nice coast of Pornic by foot.
    0.2 mi5 min
    L'Autre Quai
    13:001 hr

    L'Autre Quai

    Piano Bar
    Open Details
    L'Autre Quai is a nice French restaurant, great place to have your lunch with different options and amazing views of the port of Pornic.
    0.7 mi15 min
    Pottery of Pornic
    14:151 hr

    Pottery of Pornic

    Furniture / Home Store
    Open Details
    The pottery of Pornic is very typical and traditional. It will show you the factory and a video of the making. It is famous for the bowls with your name on it, bring yours back home.
    0.5 mi15 min
    La Fraiseraie - Pornic Port
    15:3015 min

    La Fraiseraie - Pornic Port

    Gelato Shop
    Open Details
    This place is very famous to have an ice-cream with great tastes. Take it away and enjoy your ice-cream with the nice views of Pornic on the way to the castle.
    0.1 mi5 min
    Château de Pornic
    16:0010 min

    Château de Pornic

    Castle
    Open Details
    Walk on the cornice along the coast. Enjoy beautiful views of the castle of Pornic. The castle of Pornic was built in the Xth century but was restored in the XIXth century. In the XVth century, it was the property of Gilles de Rais, more famous under the name of Blue Beard.
    It cannot be visited inside, but it is nice to follow the walking path on the coast on foot.
    2.3 mi50 min
    Plage du Porteau
    17:001 hr

    Plage du Porteau

    Beach
    Open Details
    The walk from the castle of Pornic to this beach will show you a lot of beautiful views and small beaches that you can only experiment on foot. You can enjoy any beach on the way and walk until the beautiful beach "Plage du Porteau" but of course you can stop way before and enjoy any beach of your choice. All the beaches are a great place to relax and swim if you don't find the water too cold depending on the season. Then walk back the same way, it is an easy walk for the whole family.
    2.9 mi15 min
    18:155 min

    Car Park

    Parking
    Open Details
    Pick up your car and head to another beach.
    5.8 mi15 min
    Grande Plage De Tharon
    19:3030 min

    Grande Plage De Tharon

    Beach
    Open Details
    Have a nice walk on the big beach of Tharon. It is an amazing spot to watch sunset with the views of the fishermen houses. Check the sunset time according to the time of the year you are visiting. Go have dinner before or after sunset accordingly.
    0.1 mi5 min
    La Caravelle
    20:151 hr

    La Caravelle

    Beach Bar
    Open Details
    Have dinner with many options at la Caravelle with a nice view on the beach. And the restaurant has nice theme with boats artefacts for decoration.
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