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Pornic is a commune in the Loire-Atlantique département, in South-Eastern Brittany, in western France. In 1973 the commune of Pornic absorbed the neighbouring municipalities of Sainte-Marie-sur-Mer and Clion-sur-Mer, whose inhabitants were called respectively Sanmaritains and Clionnais. These former municipalities are now two subdivisions of Pornic.

Pornic is surrounded by water and has 45 kilometers of coastline with coves of sand and rocks. A lot of water activities are therefore available such as sailing, kayaking, rowing, surfing, and windsurfing.

A fishing hut overlooking the sea on stilts which can be reached via a jetty or sits directly on the
rocks. They are used for fishing using a special net known as a “carrelet”, which is a large net
suspended on long rods.