Holidaymakers looking for an interesting and fun vacation in the west of France might like to stay at Pornic in the Pays de la Loire region. Located in the Loire-Atlantique department this is a fantastic commune with many things for tourists to see and do. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, B&Bs, villas and apartments.
Pornic is located by the Atlantic Ocean and is a lovely resort for holidaymakers to relax on the sandy beach and soak up the sun. Visitors to the town can enjoy a number of watersports during their stay such as swimming, fishing, snorkelling, wind surfing, surfing and sailing. Scenic drives, hiking, cycling and horse riding are good ways to explore the beautiful coast as well as the countryside further inland. Several golf courses are to be found in the region including an 18-hole one in Pornic. Other popular activities here include tennis, mountain biking, roller blading and bird watching. There are some lovely restaurants, bars and cafes in this area serving excellent French cuisine and delicious seafood. Self catering holidaymakers will be able to purchase food, drink and other provisions from shops and markets located in the area.
Holidaymakers staying in Pornic can take some trips to wonderful places located nearby. For example the coastal town of Saint-Brevin-Les-Pins has a fascinating maritime museum, the old church and the prehistoric megaliths. The Ocean Zoo Resort at Le Croisic is well worth a visit, especially for holidaymakers with children and is about approximately 50 minutes away. The city of Nantes is about 50 kilometres from Pornic and has many superb visitor attractions. Tourists can visit the many historic buildings such as Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul and the Castle of the Dukes of Brittany as well as some lovely parks and gardens. Nantes has other visitor attractions including the Fine Arts Museum, Jules Verne Museum and the Planetarium.
July and August are the warmest months of the year in the Pays de la Loire region with average high temperatures of 24 degrees centigrade. January is the coolest month with average highs of 8 degrees and lows of 2 degrees centigrade. The wettest time is generally between November and January with an average of 85mm precipitation per month. June to August sees an average of about 45mm rainfall per month.
Nantes Atlantique Airport (NTE) is 45 minutes drive from Pornic and has flights from various French and European airports. These include Amsterdam (AMS), Barcelona (BCN), Dublin (DUB), Geneva (GVA), London-Gatwick (LGW), Manchester (MAN) and Milan-Malpensa (MXP) amongst others. Car rental firms including Avis, Europcar, Hertz and National/Citer are located at the airport. The service desks are next to the car rental parking lot.