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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Aerial Pictures: Larmor, Penerf, Britanny

This is the place where I stayed for a week.

Penerf is as peaceful Village as ever and teeming with marine life to the rhythm of the tides and waves. In bygone days, the port of Pénerf was a hive of economic activity. The port of Damgan is referred to as long ago as 1483.

Pernerf is also know for oyster farming which got well-established reputation: it is attractive and has a subtle flavour, bursting with taste and vitality.

At the very end of pernerf peninsula is the "Tour des Anglais": It was some time before this building that stands alone on the Damgan skyline was accepted on the historic monuments register.
On 22 October 1977, the Tour de Pénerf was finally included in the Historic Monuments register. After this date, the building work and research on the building continued.
Restored and limewashed, it remains an important landmark as a fixed and very visible object on the coast serving as a navigational aid for shipping. It is believed the Tower was built between 1442 and 1450 under the reign of François I, with the objective of protecting the coastlineSituated right next to the port, the chapel is well worth visiting.

Larmor is an hamlet between Damgan and Penerf. It has been renovated over the year, and a wood stove has been created at the middle of the square. You can see it on the pictures. Once a year, a fest is organized, and bread or pizza are cooked in the oven.

(source: http://www.ot-damgan.co.uk/home/to-discover-damgan/penerf.aspx)

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