If Pornic forms part of the Pays de la Loire, it is historically Breton. As demonstrated by certain of its traditions and most notably the age-old Fête de la Saint-Gilles, in honour of the town’s patron saint. Organised each year on the banks of its canal, it’s the occasion for the locals and their neighbours to dance, sing and sample all the produce of a region that has looked unhesitatingly seaward since time immemorial. A convivial ambiance guaranteed, for one and all!
For the Fête de la Saint-Gilles, all ages get together to watch displays of Breton dancing in traditional costume, concerts of sea shanties and Celtic music. On Sunday, the festivities reach their height with a spectacular parade that no-one from the town of Pornic would ever dream of missing. So come and mingle with the watching crowd during your Sandaya stay on the shores of the ocean!
from Fri 26 August to Sun 28 August 2022
Esplanade de la Ria
44210 PornicFind out more