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
Location of La Trinité-sur-Mer
La Trinité-sur-Mer is located in France
La Trinité-sur-Mer
La Trinité-sur-Mer
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La Trinité-sur-Mer is located in Brittany
La Trinité-sur-Mer
La Trinité-sur-Mer
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Coordinates: 47°35′10″N 3°01′42″W / 47.5861°N 3.0283°W / 47.5861; -3.0283Coordinates: 47°35′10″N 3°01′42″W / 47.5861°N 3.0283°W / 47.5861; -3.0283
Country France
Region Brittany
Department Morbihan
Arrondissement Lorient
Canton Quiberon
Intercommunality Auray Quiberon Terre Atlantique
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Yves Normand[1]
Area
1
6.20 km2 (2.39 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018)[2]
1,612
 • Density 260/km2 (670/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
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.

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.

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.[3]

Demographics

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

Notable residents

  • Jean-Marie Le Pen, far-right politician and perennial presidential candidate, was born in the commune. As of 2016, he owns a house in the town with his daughter, Marine Le Pen, via a family business, Pavillon de L'Ecuyer.[4]
  • Alain Barrière, singer, born in 1935

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. ^ "Maires du Morbihan" (PDF). Préfecture du Morbihan. 7 July 2020.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2018". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 28 December 2020.
  3. ^ (in French)http://frobar.info/golfe/trinite.php
  4. ^ "Marine Le Pen, une riche propriétaire (comme son père)". Le Nouvel Observateur. January 27, 2016. Retrieved October 7, 2016.

External links

The yachting harbour


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