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La Trinité-sur-Mer

La Trinité-sur-Mer
An Drinded-Karnag
La Trinité-sur-Mer
La Trinité-sur-Mer
Coat of arms of La Trinité-sur-Mer
Coat of arms
La Trinité-sur-Mer is located in France
La Trinité-sur-Mer
Coordinates:
Country France
Region Brittany
Department Morbihan
Arrondissement Lorient
Canton Quiberon
Intercommunality Côte des Mégalithes
Government
 • Mayor (2008—2014) Yves Normand
Area1 6.20 km2 (2.39 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 1,530
 • Density 250/km2 (640/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 56258 / 56470
Elevation 0–31 m (0–102 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

La Trinité-sur-Mer (An Drinded-Karnag in Breton), is a commune in the Morbihan department in Brittany, in north-western France.

It is located east of Carnac. The town is primarily a port, with a seaside quay dotted by numerous seafood restaurants. The town is also known for its watersport competitions.

Separated from the well known commune of Carnac in 1864, several of the famous neolithic standing stones in the Carnac stones fall within its boundaries, including the dolmens of Kerdeneven and Kermarquer, and the Petit-Ménec Alignments.

Contents

  • Landmarks 1
  • Demographics 2
  • People 3
  • Events 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Landmarks

'Pont de Kerisper' (Kerisper bridge)

The Pont de Kerisper connects the commune to the neighbouring Saint-Philibert. The current bridge is a replacement, built in 1956, of the previous bridge which was destroyed by German bombing.[1]

Demographics

Inhabitants of La Trinité-sur-Mer are called Trinitains.

People

Events

  • The 2008 Sywoc (Student Yachting World Cup) took place in La Trinité-sur-Mer (25 October - 1 November 2008).
Sea front as seen from the marina
  • The 2010 European Championship Soling took place in La Trinité-sur-Mer from 28- AUG till 3 SEP.

See also

References

  1. ^ (French)http://frobar.info/golfe/trinite.php
  • Mayors of Morbihan Association (French)
  • INSEE commune file

External links

  • (French) Town website
  • (French) Tourist office
  • (French) Gencom site (lots of links)
  • (French) Architecture of La Trinité sur Mer
  • (French) La Trinité-sur-Mer on the Institut Géographique National website
  • (French) La Trinité-sur-Mer on Insee site
  • (French) Quid
  • (French) Nearest towns to La Trinité-sur-Mer
  • (French) La Trinité-sur-Mer on a map of France
The yachting harbour
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