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Current Size: 100%

Main figures

Area: 84 sq. km ; 19km long and 8km wide


Average height above sea level: 40m ; highest point: 70m


Distance from the mainland: Le Palais/Quiberon: 15km (30-45 min. by boat)


Population: 5,200 and up to 35,000 in the high season


Coast path: 82.5km (4-5 days on foot)


Mapped cycle circuits: Approx. 80km


Beaches: 58 beaches, totalling 7km. Three supervised beaches in summer: Donnant, Herlin and Les Grands Sables


Harbours: Le Palais and Sauzon


Local services
: 5 primary schools, 2 lower-secondary schools, 1 hospital, fire brigade, sea rescue service, post office, library, cinema, police, airfield.


Economy 


Fishing: a few boats still working in Le Palais and Sauzon

Agriculture: 47 working farms totalling 3,000ha and employing 84 people

Building: 71 contractors

Tourism: 23,000 guest beds

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