Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Port-en-Bessin Hupain, harbour

The locked harbour of Port-en-Bessin, a small fishing town which claimed its place in history by serving as the petrol port during the first stages of the Battle for Normandy in 1944.

Port-en-Bessin is also where artist Georges Seurat, the founder of pointilism, painted many of his pictures.

Today the town is an active fishing port specialising in scallops (Coquilles St Jacques) and has a bustling Sunday market.

The black boat in the foreground belongs to a conservation group whcih works to preserve Norman fishermen's heritage.

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