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Châtelaillon-Plage, Charente-Maritime district.

Ganivelle on the beach of Châtelaillon. These long wooden palisades of chestnut tree wood are used to preserve the beach from the wind and thus avoid excessive movements of sand.

In Châtelaillon, the ganivelles are more numerous in winter, a season more oftenly subject to stormy winds.

Their presence is very important since the Châtelaillon beach is artificial. Subjected to strong currents, the beach regularly must be given some sand. We understand better why these traditional barriers are so important.

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