French tourist missing in Hawke's Bay

Pierre Paludet and his car.
Pierre Paludet and his car. Photo credit: Supplied

A French tourist hasn't been seen since Friday morning.

Thirty-two-year-old Pierre Paludet's car was found in a beach car park in Haumoana, east of Hastings, later that day.

Locals told police the car had been there for several days, and Mr Paludet was last seen with it on Friday.

Anyone who knows where he is should contact Hastings police on (06) 831 0700.