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 with the mainland in Brittany. Without this isthmus Quiberon would become an island. The visit does not take a lot of time. There are beaches where you can swim. The site is interesting but nothing exceptional. To see only if you're in the area and if you go to Quiberon.

Interest: notegood (1 note)
Difficulty: difficulté
Duration: 1 h.

The isthmus of Penthièvre

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The isthmus of Penthièvre
On the picture you see on one side the Bay of Quiberon, on the other sidethe Atlantic ocean.

Railway station

Railway station

The fort

The fort
Construction of the fort began in 1748 to protect against the British fleet.

Military field

Military field
The training for the French commandos.

Memorial

Memorial
The fort who was part of the defences of the Atlantic wall also served as a prison during the second world war. On July 13, 1944 the Germans executed 59 Patriots.

Ocean view

Ocean view
You can continue the walk along the beach and take the coastal path.

Entrance of the tunnel

Entrance of the tunnel

The Memorial cross

The Memorial cross

Training Center

Training Center

Zip line for military training

Zip line for military training

Parking

Other walks