Pornic, Gourmalon and its seaside villas

Itinéraire
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- Departure/Arrival
- Point of interest
  • TOWNS OF DEPARTURE AND ARRIVAL :
    • Place of departure Chemin de la Corderie - Pornic
    • Place of arrival Place du Calvaire - Pornic
  • DURATION AND DISTANCE OF THE ITINERARY :
    • Total distance of the itinerary (in km) 3
  • TYPE OF ITINERARY :
    • Heritage walking discovery
    • Urban circuit
  • DIFFICULTY OF THE ITINERARY :
    • Easy
  • LEVEL OF PRACTICE :
    • Blue level - Easy

Presentation

Take the "Gourmalon and its seaside villas" tour and discover the district's remarkable heritage features.
For a long time, the Gourmalon plateau was moorland, a rabbit warren where rabbits, the only living creatures in the area along with the inhabitants of a former tenant farm belonging to the Benoist family, located near a guardhouse, frequented heather, gorse and menhirs.

A rope factory was set up on the site of the current flour mill, well isolated opposite the Quai Le Ray, which had already been bustling with port activity since 1800. In 1875, with the arrival of the train in Pornic, the Gourmalon district was urbanised to accommodate the growing number of holidaymakers, near the famous Malmy spring. A vast housing estate was designed.
  • Geographical zone :
    • Pornic
  • TYPE OF ITINERARY :
    • Heritage walking discovery
    • Urban circuit
  • THEME OF ITINERARY :
    • Seaside tour
    • Cultural
    • Background (history )
  • ACCESSIBILITY :
    • No access for mobility impaired persons

Pics

  • Chemin côtier de Gourmalon à proximité de la Source de Malmy
Contact details of the owner
Pornic, Gourmalon and its seaside villas
  • TYPE OF ITINERARY :
    • Pedestrian
  • DURATION OF THE ITINERARY ON FOOT :
    • Duration of the itinerary on foot 1:30
  • INFORMATIONS SUR L'ITINERAIRE :
    • 3 Km
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