La Source de Malmy à Gourmalon
Docteur Auguste Guilmin 1797-1878
La villa la Malouine vers 1910
La gare de Pornic suite à l'aggrandissement de 1883
Le Casino de Gourmalon situé plage de la Source
La plage de Pornic peinte en 1892 par Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Many people come to enjoy the water at the source of Malmy; Pornic turns to a holiday resort.
The customs officers get more and more organized to fight against smuggling.
The quartier des Sables (Sand area) gets urbanized. The docksides will emerge in the middle of the XIXth century.
Joseph le Breton, the deputy mayor of Nantes, comes into possession of the château of Pornic, indemnifying a man called "Misère", inhabitant of the château.
Lebreton creates the seabathing resort of Pornic on the Place de la Terrasse.
In the meanwhile, a Spa centre opens at the foot of the château. It is administrated by Dr. Auguste Guilmin.
Pornic raises to a famous seaside resort, attracting especially Ligerian (people living nearby the river Loire) clients.
Over 1000 trade ships come and go in the port of Pornic.
The areas of Gourmalon, La Noëveillard, La Dette, Le Cendier and La Croix Moinard integrate Pornic.
The Villa Malouine is erected between 1836 and 1840.
Dr. Guilmin publishes a guide intitled "L'Album du Baigneur" which codifies the different sorts of seabathing.
Many famous people come to Pornic, such as Gustave Flaubert, Emile Littré, Ernest Renan, Charles Garnier, Jules Michelet.
Some magnificent villas in all styles are built between Pornic and Sainte Marie and then on the other side of the ria, in the area of Gourmalon.
The Mayor, Bocandé, makes the best out the parcels of land between Pornic and Sainte Marie and carries out the accessibility to the beach of La Noëveillard.
A casino appears in La Noëveillard. Gourmalon urbanizes.
On September 11th the railway network connecting Nantes to Pornic opens. Pornic's reputation will be enhanced through those pleasure trains.
The shipyards Fortineau have reached the peak of their activity.
Through the local trade of flour, coal (La Raison), wood (Grimaud), the port counts many visits of ships, especially those famous Danish schooners coming from the North of Europe.
Pornic's carnival is getting bigger thanks to colourful floats and music.
The Casino de la Source (future Casino des Flots) is the work of the architect Léon Lenoir from Nantes.
Pierre-Auguste Renoir stays in Pornic and paints 4 famous pictures, for instance "Voile Blanche" and "Plage de Pornic".
Source: "PORNIC - Etoile et Reine" by Dominique PIERRELEE, Ed. SILOË, Laval, 1998