The island of Houat (Duck Island):
This island is relatively small, it is 3.3 km long and 1.5 km wide, you can make the tour on foot thanks to a pedestrian path of about fifteen kilometers.
The authenticity and the magnificence of the natural landscapes make the charm of the island. Is him(her,it) of the ile is known for its beaches of Treac’h-Salus and Treac’h-er-Goured. The west coast is much more rocky, but interrupted with creeks containing a little paradisiac beaches.
The island is largely covered with a moor of ferns and with gorses. The dunes of the east beach are a fragile environment protected by the Conservatoire du Littoral: barriers were installed to channel the visitors and avoid the standing about. We find a wild endemic species of lily of dunes there, very threatened. There's very little tree on the Island of Houat.
The small-scale fishing still constitutes the main economic activity of the island, the port of Saint-Gildas shelters around thirty of fishing boats in the sensational colors.
This island possesses a smaller neighbor, the island of Hoedic (2,5 km long, and 1 km wide).
Fishing port of Turballe :
The fishing fleet of Turballe is mainly composed of trawler. The port of La Turballe is the first fishing port of Pays de la Loire with about fifty units (pelagic trawlers, coastal trawlers and trollers).
Formerly the first French port on the Atlantic coast for anchovy it is now specialized species such as bass, mackerel, tuna and squid.
Salt marshes of Guerande :
The salterns of Guérande extend over a surface of 2000 ha, approximately 250 salt workers live on the harvest of the salt; this harvest represents approximately 12000 tons of salt a year. Classified since 1996, salterns constitute a remarkable site of the world heritage.
In these swamps The tradition continues and the balance with the nature remains very real, the job by salt worker to preserve a purely manual technique, not making call up to the mechanization, and using ancestral methods.
This tehniques of craft production contributed to the fame of the "Sea salt of Guérande", and to the protection of this natural environment.
Brittany occupies a peninsula on the western end of France, between the English Channel to the north, the Celtic Sea and the Iroise Sea to the west and the Bay of Biscay to the south. Although bit high the relief is very pronounced everywhere in rocky areas.
Brittany is a region of spectacular seascapes, intimate bays between friendly valleys, haunting moors overlooking the countryside, the berries are constantly changing with the likings of the marsh.
Brittany is the first region in France for the number of protected areas, it has fifty Natura 2000 sites essentially coastlines.
Some pictures of the Breton coast, Finistère region:
- L'île vierge
- La pointe du Minou
- La pointe Saint Mathieu
- Le Conquet