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 Turballe is part of the country of Guérande, one of the traditional countries of Brittany, it is historically located in Brittany.
The Turballe has built its reputation on fishing. Formerly the leading French port on the Atlantic coast for anchovy, it remains the leading port in terms of the number of vessels suitable for deep sea fishing. While sardines and anchovies continue to be among its benchmark species, the port has been able to diversify into other species such as hake, tuna and cuttlefish. The Turballais fleet is made up of around twenty traditional trawlers who practice coastal fishing, around twenty pelagic trawlers for deep sea fishing and around ten liners and gillnets. Conventional trawls (8 to 14 m boats) leave at dawn and return to port in the afternoon. They fish for white fish (hake, sole, etc.). The pelagic trawl (17 to 24 m) is used for blue fish (sardines, anchovies, tuna ...). The net is towed by two boats abreast, it is "ox fishing".
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.
Breton Village in the 16th century
Poul Fétan is a small village Breton in the sixteenth century, whose homes have undergone a remarkable restoration. These houses with thatched roofs and doors warheads are examples of rural architecture of the past and a testament to the rural life of the last century.
As such this small village is a veritable museum of gestures and traditions in Britain.
Animations are organized to see the farm animals, crafts and gestures of peasant life in the past.
Gulf of Morbihan
The Gulf of Morbihan is an inland sea with a length-west 20 kilometers dotted with many islands and islets. It is a popular destination for its beautiful landscapes covering a hundred square kilometers, located in Brittany, in the Morbihan department to which it gave his name. His Breton name, Mor Bihan, meaning "little sea".
The Morbilhan was invaded by the waters of the Atlantic there are several millennia, while the rivers had already dug their bed. This is why the ocean is venturing so far at the heart of land to Vannes and Auray, by rias character typically breton , he encircles the ancient hills in a real archipelago : island Moines, Ile d'Arz, countless islands and islets, rocky or wooded sometimes carrying a fishing hamlet or simply clouds of birds..
The Gulf is 20 km long from east to west and 15 km wide from north to south. It opens on the bay of Quiberon, western part of Mor Braz (the great sea, the ocean) by a narrow passage, the channel of Port-navalo, 1000m wide approximately between Locmariaquer and Port Navalo.
The landscapes are changing due to the tidal range discovering an extensive and varied foreshore, they are characterized by the presence of numerous mudflats, creeks, peaks, rocks, islands and islets.