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Classical scene in the entry of the Le Palais port in Belle-Ile-en-Mer with a fishboat and a sailboat.

I modified a little the levels and the contrast.


Note about the place :
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Belle-Île or Belle-Île-en-Mer (ar Gerveur in Modern Breton)—Guedel in Old Breton—is a French island off the coast of Brittany in the département of Morbihan, and the largest of Brittany's islands. It is 14km from the Quiberon peninsula.

Administratively, the island forms a canton: the canton of Belle-Île. It is divided into four communes:
* Bangor
* Le Palais
* Locmaria
* Sauzon

The island measures 17km by 9 km and has an average altitude of 40m. The coasts are a mixture between dangerously sharp cliff edges on the southwest side, the Côte Sauvage (Wild coast), and calm placid beaches (the largest being les Grands Sables (The great sands)) and navigable harbours on the northeast side. The island's climate is oceanic, having less rain and milder winters than on the mainland.

The two main ports are Le Palais (accessible by ferry from Quiberon) and Sauzon (accessible by ferry from Quiberon and Lorient).

There used to be forests on the island, but these have long disappeared due to increasing agricultural use of the land.

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