Breath of fresh air on the Ile Tudy, Brittany.
Breath of fresh air on the “Ile Tudy”, Brittany.
The island Tudy is a pleasant seaside resort, with its narrow streets, typical low houses built back to the sea, beach 3 km …
It is on the island Tudy that Tudy, also called Tugdual, landed in the 5th century. At the time, the island is not grounded. Life is hard there and each storm, the village is covered with sand and salt water.
In the 19th century, the island became Tudy peninsula by a causeway built on the dike and then attracts wealthy Britons and Parisian artists.
L‘ile Tudy is now a very slender peninsula, separated from the rest of the mainland by the River of Pont l’Abbé and Anse du Pouldon. The surrounding area is a mudflat attracting many birds that find food and nest in the nearby islands of the river of Pont l’Abbé.
One oyster farmer still works there its oyster beds, but they were numerous in the past.
A smuggler continues to provide every 20 minutes crossing from the hold of the ile Tudy and Loctudy Marina.
The Popoff is a former trawler sails of Concarneau, built in 1946 in La Rochelle, restored and a time based in the ile Tudy. It conducts sea trips, mainly to the Glénan islands. It was bought in 2011 by Mer et Marine Friends of Popoff, a Holy Marine 184 association.
It is possible to embark for the day or time of a real cruise to discover the navigation old and beauty of Brittany. You can, if you wish, participate in the maneuvers and navigation, or simply enjoy the pleasure of a good time on a tall ship. http://www.popoff-voile.com/nos-offres/
Traditional houses of the village are low houses, simple, exposed stone or sometimes painted white, although individualized, built in a small rectangle surrounded by a low stone wall.
L’ile Tudy being in the Middle Ages a fishing mecca, there are still beautiful little fishermen’s houses dating from the fifteenth and sixteenth century, sometimes with small courtyards and wooden poles once used to dry nets.
The harbor, only marina now, concentrates several bars and restaurants, but also a cinema. Since January 7, 1993, “Le Cinéma du Port,” holds the world record “The smallest cinema projection booth“. The Malamock 2 m by 1.50 m and height of 1.70 m.
I’m staying only 1 hour or two, then I left to arrive before dark, in Brest, but I had a lot of fun walking the streets.