The town of Pornic, populated since the neolithic period, dominates the Bourgneuf Bay and it has seen the presence of the roman army, the saracens and the vikings. Alain Barbetorte put an end to the presence of these last ones and finally links Pornic to Brittany in 942.
The name Pornic first appeared in1083. In the XVIII century, the popularity of Pornic spreads out thanks to its warm sea bathing. Pornic became a holiday destination attended by writers like George Sand or Gustave Flaubert. At the same time, the fishing port was developed.
No matter the seasons, Pornic reveals its cosy fishing harbour, the nature and the charm of the countryside. Its coastal pathway, created by the customs officers in the fight against smuggling, will make you discover its beautiful wild seacoast.
Pornic, is also a living heritage. As an example here you will find its famous earthenware factory. The special quality to the light in Pornic has made of it the gathering place of painters that settled in their ateliers.
Fresh fish,seafood, early veg, the tasty and well-known strawberries of Pornic, and the famous cheese Curé nantais, perfect to enjoy it with a muscatel or a Gros-plant du pays... visiting the market under the shelter of the Halles de Pornic, is a food lovers get-away that you will adore !
One arrow’s shot from the campsite, cheese lovers can visit the cheese factory of the Curé nantais.