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Le palais (main harbour)
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Belle-Île-en-Mer is the largest of Brittany's island (south), located next to the Quiberon peninsula.
Dimensions: 17 x 9 km, average attitude of 40m
The coasts: a mix of sharp cliff edges on the southwest side (exposed to the ocean) named the Côte Sauvage (Wild coast), and beaches, of the side sheltered from the wind and the strong currents (northeast)
The two main harbours ports are Le Palais (accessible by ferry from Quiberon, dominated by the Vauban citadel) and Sauzon (accessible by ferry from Quiberon and Lorient).
Belle-Île's population is about 5,000 ... but not during summer vacations.
The island was held by British troops during the Seven years war, during 2 years (18rd Century).
From 1765, 78 families of repatriated Acadians settle down in the Island after the "Great Upheaval " (French: le Grand Dérangement).
Contacts (both in French)
Offical Belle ïle tourism information center
Offical tourism committee of Morbihan
Photo 2: Map of Belle ïle (from tourism info center)
Fondest memory: My first contact with the wild coast, at "la pointe des poulains", wild and beautifull
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