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The Geography Department


Brittany 2003



Anse de Dinan beach

The gite

Le Cloitre Pleyben - small village

Pleyben - large village

Châteaulin town

Pointe du Raz - beach and headland

Locronan - tourism village honeypot

Mont St Michel - tourism mega-honeypot

Wind and nuclear power

Rance tidal  power station

Brittany summary page

The River Aulne and Châteaulin


Photo taken on 19 August 2003


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Châteaulin - a view overlooking the town from the road approach from Pleyben.


Photo taken on 19 August 2003


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The heights above the town boasted a wind-farm!


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From a bank overlooking the caravan park a magnificent view of the town is obtained, and illustrating the deep valley of the River Aulne and the site of the town and its bridges.

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The river is part of the Brest-Nantes inland waterway and must be popular with boat-users. The moorings are right in the heart of the town.


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The bridge is a one-way street, helping to overcome the town's natural tendency to bottleneck!


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An old lock in the river; the main waterway lock for navigation is on the other side.


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The main crossing of the Aulne through the central arch of the higher level bridge.


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The market in Châteaulin, by the banks of the River Aulne and under a fine avenue of trees, was a pleasant setting.


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Hot food was available in the market in Châteaulin, and this rotisserie did a brisk trade!


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In an old-town by-street one came across a fine flower display - and a British telephone kiosk!


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Châteaulin's market consisted of the usual mix of food-based and material stalls - and not visitor-orientated in the main.


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The herb stall was colourful, if a little expensive.


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Very well-presented spices!


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Congestion concentrated upon this point, next to the market.


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The town is served by very smart and new diesel trains, travelling between Quimper and Brest .. which both have TGV services to Paris. However, the costs of train travel is horrendous and there are only a few trains per day!


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The main streets border the river, and, in this case, the market.


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