Photographer's Note

Brehat is located just 10 minutes from Point Arcouest. A regular summer and winter connects the island to the mainland, it will take you to one of three piers of the port closed, depending on tides. Brehat island is actually composed of two islands connected by a bridge built by Vauban. The south island has lush vegetation, while the north is more rugged.
Its dimensions of 3.5 kilometers long and 1.5 kilometers wide at most make an island of 300 hectares surrounded by a hundred small islands or islets. Its highest point is 33 m at the chapel of Saint Michel in the center of the island.
Today the island Brehat hosts a population of nearly 5,000 people in the summer when his island population is 420 people. In 1800, there were 1500 residents in 1900 than they were in 1000, the island continues to lose population today.
Brehat island consists of a maze of narrow roads lined with blast walls protecting the gardens where only pedestrians, bicycles and tractors are allowed to go.

This island surrounded by pink granite rocks has an amazing vegetation to a situation in the north of Brittany. In fact the climate is mild and exotic vegetation has developed. It is a remembrance of Botany distant voyages.
Among the plants visible on the flower island you will encounter: Mimosa from Australia that is usually found in the Tanneron mountains on the shores of the Riviera.
Aloe usually bordering the Mediterranean.
The palm symbolizes the coast and tropical landscapes.
Eucalyptus native to Australia and Tanzania is acclimated in many hot countries, Calif., Algeria, Libya?
The agave is native to Mexico from southern United States and throughout Central America.
Some plants are native to China such as camellias and hydrangeas more common in the region.
Not forgetting the usual herbs of southern France as fennel example.

Theme : Une journe l'le de Brhat

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Additional Photos by Valerie Leconte (Leconte) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 716 W: 58 N: 1031] (5795)
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