Belle Isle

Today my friends and I went for a tour of Belle Isle, or Belle-Île-en-Mer as it's officially known-(in English, beautiful island on the sea.) Below I am standing at the exact spot where Monet, one of my favourite artists, in 1886, created this stunning painting of the twin spires.

The Atlantique

Citadelle de Belle-Île-en-Mer. The 466 year old fortress

stands guard at the entrance to Le Palais harbour.

Notice the cannons atop the wall.

The citadel wall must be at

least 100 feet high.

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