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The Villa Flornoy

Hotel Restaurant ***
Pornichet

Caroline and Ludovic Fresson are pleased to welcome you in this setting combining the charm of yesteryear with contemporary design.

The quality of our welcome, as well as the attention we pay to the well-being and comfort of each of our guests, guarantee you a quality stay at La Villa Flornoy.

A little history...

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Authentic hotel from the 20's

In 1921, Alexandre and Suzanne Bourrigault left Paris with their three children Simone, Ginette and Jean. They then decided to settle in Pornichet and to buy a villa located at 101 avenue de la gare, in order to create a boarding house. Soon after, they bought a large piece of land on theAvenue Flornoy. With the help of a local architect, Tiridate Yazathlan, the couple launched their hotel-pension.

The establishment is named Les Charmettes, in memory of a hotel-restaurant where Alexandre was an apprentice cook.

In 1930, in order to welcome more guests, the Bourrigault couple called upon the architect André Batillat, a member of the Seiz Breur artistic movement, to imagine and build an extension. 

The Charmettes, open from March to September, attracts a wealthy clientele from Paris, the North, but also from Switzerland and Great Britain. Hotel pension is a choice accommodation for those who make long stays by the sea.

During World War II, Les CharmettesLike most hotels and boarding houses, the Todt Organization was requisitioned.

Renowned guests such as Albert Préjean, Louis Murat, Claude Chabrol, Alain Barrière and Sacha Distel have stayed at La Villa Flornoy.

Years go by and owners come and go. The annex is sold to become a private home.

In 2000, the hotel was renamed in honour of the avenue that borders it and took its current name, La Villa Flornoy.

The Charmettes in 1920

The restaurant in the park at the time

1930 Extension

Hotel Annex

Advertisement of 1950 with the Tourist Office

Hotel - Restaurant*** nestled in a shady avenue in the heart of Pornichet, La Villa Flornoy has been welcoming travellers in search of calm, serenity and authenticity for a hundred years.

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Practical information

7 avenue Flornoy
44380 Pornichet, Pays-de-la-Loire, France

How to reach us

BY ROAD:
Direct access by motorway and road express
then by the N171 from Nantes
then the D392 for 3 km

BY TRAIN:
TGV Paris/Pornichet (daily connections) - 3h drive

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