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Hello Everyone,

This is a view of the lovely beach at Sainte-Marine.

Sainte-Marine is at the entrance to the bay of the Odet.

In the Middle Ages, Sainte-Marine's port specialised solely in the transport of wines from Bordeaux and Saintonge to the English Channel and the North Sea. In the 15th century, this community of fishermen was comprised of about twenty families.

The port is now mainly a coastal resort and marina. In the summer, a ferry takes you across the Odet from Benodet a bigger, more popular tourist resort, to Sainte-Marine. I will post a view of one of the ferries as a workshop.

Across the beach, you will be able to see a building with a pink facade. This is the "Abri du Marin" (fisherman's shelter). It has always been full of life (rope work lessons, library, meeting room and exhibition, meals for seniors, shows...).
It is now a museum and is open to the public.

I hope you get a feel for this lovely little coastal resort, Bev :-)

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Additional Photos by Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9507 W: 373 N: 22011] (86480)
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