Île-de-Bréhat

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Bréhat
Île-de-Bréhat
Enez-Vriad
Commune
Port-Clos landing stage at low tide
Port-Clos landing stage at low tide
Coat of arms of Bréhat
Coat of arms
Bréhat is located in France
Bréhat
Bréhat
Location within Brittany region
Bréhat is located in Brittany
Bréhat
Bréhat
Coordinates: 48°50′49″N 2°59′55″W / 48.8469°N 2.9986°W / 48.8469; -2.9986Coordinates: 48°50′49″N 2°59′55″W / 48.8469°N 2.9986°W / 48.8469; -2.9986
Country France
Region Brittany
Department Côtes-d'Armor
Arrondissement Saint-Brieuc
Canton Paimpol
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Patrick Huet
Area1 3.09 km2 (1.19 sq mi)
Population (2011)2 400
 • Density 130/km2 (340/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 22016 /22870
Elevation 0–34 m (0–112 ft)
Website Site de la mairie de l'île de Bréhat

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Bréhat (French: Île-de-Bréhat, Breton: Enez Vriad) is an island and commune located near Paimpol, a mile off the northern coast of Brittany. Administratively, it is a commune in the Côtes-d'Armor department in northwestern France.

Bréhat is actually an archipelago composed of two main islands, separated only at high tide, and many smaller ones. It is famous for its pink granite rocks, very mild micro-climate and Mediterranean vegetation, due to the warm Gulf Stream coming from across the Atlantic.

Many day-trippers come to Brehat every day by the ferry service (les Vedettes de Bréhat) and visit the main tourist attractions, the Paon & Rosedo lighthouses, the St-Michel chapel, the Guerzido beach, the Birlot water-mill and the Verrerie of Bréhat.

Bréhat island's enclosed harbour, at high tide

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Île-de-Bréhat (1961–1990)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 8.9
(48)
9.0
(48.2)
10.4
(50.7)
11.9
(53.4)
14.6
(58.3)
17.1
(62.8)
19.4
(66.9)
19.9
(67.8)
18.7
(65.7)
15.9
(60.6)
12.0
(53.6)
10.0
(50)
14.0
(57.2)
Daily mean °C (°F) 6.8
(44.2)
6.8
(44.2)
8.0
(46.4)
9.4
(48.9)
11.9
(53.4)
14.4
(57.9)
16.6
(61.9)
17.1
(62.8)
16.0
(60.8)
13.5
(56.3)
10.0
(50)
8.0
(46.4)
11.5
(52.7)
Average low °C (°F) 4.7
(40.5)
4.6
(40.3)
5.5
(41.9)
6.9
(44.4)
9.2
(48.6)
11.7
(53.1)
13.8
(56.8)
14.3
(57.7)
13.4
(56.1)
11.1
(52)
7.9
(46.2)
6.0
(42.8)
9.1
(48.4)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 85.0
(3.346)
69.5
(2.736)
62.5
(2.461)
45.0
(1.772)
56.0
(2.205)
39.6
(1.559)
36.1
(1.421)
36.3
(1.429)
51.5
(2.028)
69.0
(2.717)
88.7
(3.492)
83.5
(3.287)
722.8
(28.457)
Average relative humidity (%) 87 85 85 85 86 87 87 86 86 86 85 85 86
Mean monthly sunshine hours 61.7 87.3 134.5 180.3 224.3 223.2 238.2 220.9 169.8 122.7 72.3 56.3 1,791.5
Source: Infoclimat.fr[1]

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
17931,318—    
18001,475+11.9%
18061,444−2.1%
18211,488+3.0%
18311,550+4.2%
18361,483−4.3%
18411,519+2.4%
18461,941+27.8%
18511,357−30.1%
18561,348−0.7%
18611,202−10.8%
18661,212+0.8%
18721,114−8.1%
18761,059−4.9%
18811,172+10.7%
18861,086−7.3%
18911,012−6.8%
1896984−2.8%
1901995+1.1%
19061,062+6.7%
19111,016−4.3%
1921977−3.8%
1926980+0.3%
1931959−2.1%
1936830−13.5%
1946855+3.0%
1954843−1.4%
1962700−17.0%
1968653−6.7%
1975553−15.3%
1982511−7.6%
1990461−9.8%
1999421−8.7%
2008444+5.5%
2011400−9.9%

Inhabitants of Île-de-Bréhat are called bréhatins in French.

Sights[edit]

People linked to Île-de-Bréhat[edit]

  • Marc Chagall, (1887–1985), painted La fenêtre sur l'Ile de Bréhat, 1924, kept at Vereinigung Zürcher Kunstfreunde.[2]
  • Goudji, (1941–), the Georgian-born French sculptor and goldsmith, frequently resides in Bréhat ; in 2008 he offered an item and participated in an auction to restore local religious monuments

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Normes et records 1961-1990: Ile de Bréhat, Côtes-d'Armor(22), 25m" (in French). Infoclimat. Archived from the original on December 9, 2008. Retrieved January 9, 2016. 
  2. ^ Marc Chagall at Vereinigung Zürcher Kunstfreunde

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