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Friday, 17 April 2015

Pointe de Combrit Coastal Forts







We went for a walk this morning out the headland at the end of the bay. There's a really interesting early eighteenth century coastal battery and an impressive coastal fort c1862, constructed as the replacement for the obsolete earlier works by Napoleon III. The fort is now an art gallery but has been restored to its original configuration rather than being convertedfor other use or left to decay, which is what has happened to some other examples including the fort in Benodet which is now a sail training centre. All very inspirational for some Galleys and Galleons scratchbuilding.

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