La Trinité-sur-Mer

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La Trinité-sur-Mer

An Drinded-Karnag
La Trinité-sur-Mer
La Trinité-sur-Mer
Coat of arms of La Trinité-sur-Mer
Coat of arms
Location of La Trinité-sur-Mer
La Trinité-sur-Mer is located in France
La Trinité-sur-Mer
La Trinité-sur-Mer
La Trinité-sur-Mer is located in Brittany
La Trinité-sur-Mer
La Trinité-sur-Mer
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
CountryFrance
RegionBrittany
DepartmentMorbihan
ArrondissementLorient
CantonQuiberon
IntercommunalityCôte des Mégalithes
Government
 • Mayor (2008—2014) Yves Normand
Area
1
6.20 km2 (2.39 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
1,659
 • Density270/km2 (690/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
56258 /56470
Elevation0–31 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[edit]

'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.[2]

Demographics[edit]

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

Notable residents[edit]

  • 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.[3]
  • Alain Barrière, singer, born in 1935

Events[edit]

  • 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[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ (in French)http://frobar.info/golfe/trinite.php
  3. ^ "Marine Le Pen, une riche propriétaire (comme son père)". Le Nouvel Observateur. January 27, 2016. Retrieved October 7, 2016.

External links[edit]

The yachting harbour