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Discovery of the isthmus of Penthièvre

The isthmus of Penthièvre is located near Quiberon in Brittany

The isthmus of Penthièvre is a small strip of land and sand that connects the peninsula of Quiberon with the mainland. Without this isthmus, Quiberon would become an island. The visit does not take long. There are beaches where you can swim. The site is interesting but has nothing exceptional. To be seen if you are in the area or if you go to Quiberon.

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Duration: 1 h.

The isthmus of Penthièvre

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The isthmus of Penthièvre
On the picture you can see on one side the bay of Quiberon, on the other side the Atlantic Ocean and in the middle the road and the railroad.

SNCF stop

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SNCF stop
We often complain about the SNCF abandoning the small unprofitable stops and well this is not the case here apparently. At least you don't have to push to get into the car.

The fort seen from afar

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The fort seen from afar
The construction of the fort began in 1748. It was to protect Lorient from English attacks.

Military land

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Military land
The photo is explanatory, the fort is still in activity, it is the training ground of the commandos, one can simply visit a small part of it.

Memorial

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Memorial
The fort, which was part of the defenses of the Atlantic Wall, was also used as a prison during World War II. On July 13, 1944 the Germans executed 59 patriots.

View of the ocean

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View of the ocean
If you wish, you can continue the walk along the beach and take the coastal path.

Entrance to an underground

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Entrance to an underground
At the end of the underground, a cross reminds us of the execution of the 59 patriots.

The cross of remembrance

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The cross of remembrance
The underground ends here.

Training Center

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Training Center
We can't walk further in the fort but we can see the routes that the commandos have to follow to train. It makes you want to try.

Training Tyrolean traverse

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Training Tyrolean traverse
The military could charge for this attraction I'm sure they would be very successful!

Un parking

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