From the origin to the year 1000
Le Tumulus des Mousseaux, entrée du dolmen vers 1900
Le Tumulus des Mousseaux de nos jours
Le drakkar, bateau de vikings
The prehistorical man in this ultimate mesolithic period lives in the cliffs of Sainte Marie.
Many megalithic monuments get erected by the neolithic man along the seashore (burial site). One example: the tumulus of Les Mousseaux.
The Roman legions and Julius Caesar are nearby Pornic and join this region to the Aquitaine.
A vicus is created in Le Clion sur Mer (first community).
A priory is built by the monks of Saint Philbert in Sainte Marie
The Saracens are in the bay.
The Vikings are now present.
The Pornic area is integrated to the county of Herbauges.
A castrum is built probably in order to defend the estuary of Haute Perche.
Erispoe takes over the Pays de Retz joining Brittany.
Alain Barbetorte chases the Vikings to Pornic and gets the sovereignty of the Pays d'Herbauges. The city takes slowly shape.
Source: "PORNIC - Etoile et Reine" by Dominique PIERRELEE, Ed. SILOË, Laval, 1998