Thursday, August 28, 2014

The Gulf of Morbihan

The Gulf of Morbihan is a natural harbour in the south of Brittany, France. The Gulf is an inland sea about 10 miles long by 6 miles wide and dotted with picturesque islands, about 40 in total. Many of these small islands are private property.
The two largest, Île aux Moines and Île d'Arz are public, each with a tiny car-free village, once of fishermen but now over-run with tourists.

Part of a mini sheet with 4 stamps about the four ‘Chemins de Saint-Jacques de Compostelle’. In medieval times Via Turonensis (Way of Tours) was the most westerly of the four traditional pilgrim routes.


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