Category Archives: History and Geography of region

TF1 does a nice journal piece on the streets of Douarnenez

A little television journal piece by TF1 on the the iconic street rue Anatole France in the centre of Douarnenez. The history of the sardine fishery

(be patient the piece starts after a 30 second ad)


Beautiful photo set of historic seaweed farming

I just came accross this wonderful historic recreation of the traditional collection of “goemon” which is a type of seeweed on the Brittany coast near Plouguerneau which is about an hour and twenty minutes away from Douarnenez to the north of the city of Brest.

Chargement de goemon sur la charette

Check out this beautiful facebook album on the historic process.

The Plomarc’h demonstration farm has been renovated

ferme des Plomarch

The demonstration farm in the Plomarc’h next to the town of Douarnenez was renovated in 2013 as reported in the Télégramme.

Here is a link to the municipality of Douarnenez’s website for the “ferme des Plomarc’h” programming.

The farm serves as a “gite rural” with a stable of heritage breed farm animals from Brittany. They allow free access to all the paddocks and the garden and during the year offer educational programming for adults and children.