From Quiberon to the Vilaine river - Photo Pêcheur d'Images

From Quiberon to the Vilaine river

« Will be considered as the sea shore, all that it covers and uncovers during new and full moons, and as far as the great flood of March may extend to the sea side… »
Ordinance of Colbert 1681

Within a few centuries, perception of the coastline has radically changed. Thus, until the late eighteenth century, even though the word "coast" does not exist, we then prefer the word "shore", meaning that it is above "the seaside”. The shore has a repulsive image, as reminds Yves Luginbülh, It is "a place of horror, the place of the flood, the opposite of calm and tranquillity, the edge of the abyss, the place of the apparitions of sea monsters, the location of the discharge of excrement from the sea, the place of kidnappings, pirates, the location of the unsanitary manifested through the stories of sailors in the sea sickness, disease outbreaks on ships. " The Colbert Ordinance also states what may be regarded as the first principle of the non constructible shore: Let's defend all people to build on the shores of the Sea, to plant any pile, nor do any work, which can prejudicial to shipping under penalty of demolition of the works, confiscation of materials and arbitrary fine. "

In this new century, we must note 2 unprecedented initiatives: the Grenelle de la Mer, and the French centre of coastguards which will finally attempt to pool human and material resources of the six jurisdictions that today coordinate the action of the State at sea. Is this an awareness of our politics regarding our Maritime dimension? France, is surrounded by four seas, has the longest coastline in Europe, and is the third naval power in the world... "The sea would not be be complete without its coastline, its homeport in a way. At the crossing of urban, economic, ecological and tourist interests, the coastline is under pressures contributing to its erosion. Coastal protection has become a development issue” (Grennelle 2)

Painters of the Navy have their letters of nobility. Joseph Vernet, in his work “The Views of the ports of France”, illuminates the eighteenth century and not the least, the Enlightenment one. Knighted by Louis XV, from 1753 to 1765, he travelled the coastline and, as such, is named Marine Painter to His Majesty. Two hundred and fifty years after Vernet, and in the tradition of his followers, thanks to my status of Painter of the Navy, I embarked for a work-long course that will lead me to the speed of a walker, from the Flemish coast to the Italian Riviera. A real inventory of our maritime heritage, which does not consider the weather conditions, but emphasizes the illustration, in order to show unsuspected treasures and human error.

As for Volume 1 and 2 , I have one major regret in this modest encyclopaedia, the absence of the Coastal Conservancy, who did not cooperate despite our numerous requests. There was nevertheless a lot to say and to show about the work and acquisitions of this public institution these last 35 years. This Institution manages on our shores 138 000 hectares and 1,200 kilometres of coastline.

I've never merely talk about the sea and remake the world on a world map, as ecological as it could be. I travelled around from tides to waves, to show it as it is and not as we dreamed it to be.

Photographically yours.

Philip Plisson


PS: Talking about maritimity, it is inviting to think about the cultural and social constructions that have been edified by human groups to organize their relations to the sea, to protect themselves, to socialize it, to mark it, to love it.
Françoise Péron,
Professor at the University of Western Brittany, Author of "The Maritime dimension today. "

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End of day on the Auray river © Philip Plisson / Pêcheur d’Images / AA03361 - Photo Galleries - From Quiberon to the Vilaine river
End of day on the Auray river Philip Plisson AA03361

End of day on the Auray river

AA03361

01/01/1900
6153 x 4129 px
6 Mo
RGB Truecolor
Plouharnel © Philip Plisson / Pêcheur d’Images / AA27326 - Photo Galleries - From Quiberon to the Vilaine river
Plouharnel Philip Plisson AA27326

Plouharnel

AA27326

01/01/1900
5550 x 2775 px
4 Mo
RGB Truecolor
Mooring in the gulf of Morbihan. © Philip Plisson / Pêcheur d’Images / AA18554 - Photo Galleries - From Quiberon to the Vilaine river
Mooring in the gulf of Morbihan. Philip Plisson AA18554

Mooring in the gulf of Morbihan.

AA18554

01/01/1900
4884 x 3248 px
3 Mo
RGB Truecolor
Spi Ouest-France in Quiberon Bay, 2010 edition. © Philip Plisson / Pêcheur d’Images / AA23878 - Photo Galleries - From Quiberon to the Vilaine river
Spi Ouest-France in Quiberon Bay, 2010 edition. Philip Plisson AA23878

Spi Ouest-France in Quiberon Bay, 2010 edition.

AA23878

04/04/2010
5616 x 2808 px
4 Mo
RGB Truecolor
Needles of Port-Coton © Philip Plisson / Pêcheur d’Images / AA25302 - Photo Galleries - From Quiberon to the Vilaine river
Needles of Port-Coton Philip Plisson AA25302

Needles of Port-Coton

AA25302

01/01/1900
5616 x 3744 px
7 Mo
RGB Truecolor
Sauzon © Philip Plisson / Pêcheur d’Images / AA26143 - Photo Galleries - From Quiberon to the Vilaine river
Sauzon Philip Plisson AA26143

Sauzon

AA26143

09/27/2009
5532 x 2939 px
4 Mo
RGB Truecolor
Donnant beach © Philip Plisson / Pêcheur d’Images / AA26159 - Photo Galleries - From Quiberon to the Vilaine river
Donnant beach Philip Plisson AA26159

Donnant beach

AA26159

09/27/2009
5598 x 2974 px
5 Mo
RGB Truecolor
The small beach of Ramonette in Belle-Ile © Philip Plisson / Pêcheur d’Images / AA26202 - Photo Galleries - From Quiberon to the Vilaine river
The small beach of Ramonette in Belle-Ile Philip Plisson AA26202

The small beach of Ramonette in Belle-Ile

AA26202

01/01/1900
5609 x 1981 px
4 Mo
RGB Truecolor
The port of Palais on Belle-Ile. © Philip Plisson / Pêcheur d’Images / AA26213 - Photo Galleries - From Quiberon to the Vilaine river
The port of Palais on Belle-Ile. Philip Plisson AA26213

The port of Palais on Belle-Ile.

AA26213

01/01/1900
5518 x 1949 px
3 Mo
RGB Truecolor
Damgan © Philip Plisson / Pêcheur d’Images / AA26258 - Photo Galleries - From Quiberon to the Vilaine river
Damgan Philip Plisson AA26258

Damgan

AA26258

09/23/2009
5558 x 1962 px
3 Mo
RGB Truecolor
Fort Penthièvre on the Quiberon peninsula. © Philip Plisson / Pêcheur d’Images / AA26320 - Photo Galleries - From Quiberon to the Vilaine river
Fort Penthièvre on the Quiberon peninsula. Philip Plisson AA26320

Fort Penthièvre on the Quiberon peninsula.

AA26320

09/27/2009
5580 x 1969 px
3 Mo
RGB Truecolor
la Trinité sur mer © Philip Plisson / Pêcheur d’Images / AA26349 - Photo Galleries - From Quiberon to the Vilaine river
la Trinité sur mer Philip Plisson AA26349

la Trinité sur mer

AA26349

01/01/1900
5518 x 3678 px
5 Mo
RGB Truecolor
Kerneves beach in Saint-Philibert. © Philip Plisson / Pêcheur d’Images / AA26370 - Photo Galleries - From Quiberon to the Vilaine river
Kerneves beach in Saint-Philibert. Philip Plisson AA26370

Kerneves beach in Saint-Philibert.

AA26370

01/01/1900
5616 x 3744 px
8 Mo
RGB Truecolor
Suscinio castle in Sarzeau. © Philip Plisson / Pêcheur d’Images / AA26374 - Photo Galleries - From Quiberon to the Vilaine river
Suscinio castle in Sarzeau. Philip Plisson AA26374

Suscinio castle in Sarzeau.

AA26374

01/01/1900
5616 x 1982 px
4 Mo
RGB Truecolor
Houat island © Philip Plisson / Pêcheur d’Images / AA26508 - Photo Galleries - From Quiberon to the Vilaine river
Houat island Philip Plisson AA26508

Houat island

AA26508

09/15/2009
5590 x 1971 px
2 Mo
RGB Truecolor
Houat island © Philip Plisson / Pêcheur d’Images / AA26549 - Photo Galleries - From Quiberon to the Vilaine river
Houat island Philip Plisson AA26549

Houat island

AA26549

09/27/2009
5605 x 1981 px
3 Mo
RGB Truecolor
Port-Maria in Quiberon © Philip Plisson / Pêcheur d’Images / AA26582 - Photo Galleries - From Quiberon to the Vilaine river
Port-Maria in Quiberon Philip Plisson AA26582

Port-Maria in Quiberon

AA26582

09/27/2009
5531 x 2938 px
4 Mo
RGB Truecolor
L'Ile aux Moines in the Gulf of Morbihan © Philip Plisson / Pêcheur d’Images / AA26613 - Photo Galleries - From Quiberon to the Vilaine river
L'Ile aux Moines in the Gulf of Morbihan Philip Plisson AA26613

L'Ile aux Moines in the Gulf of Morbihan

AA26613

01/01/1900
5616 x 2984 px
7 Mo
RGB Truecolor
Thalassotherapy Crouesty © Philip Plisson / Pêcheur d’Images / AA26663 - Photo Galleries - From Quiberon to the Vilaine river
Thalassotherapy Crouesty Philip Plisson AA26663

Thalassotherapy Crouesty

AA26663

01/01/1900
5610 x 1980 px
4 Mo
RGB Truecolor
La Roche-Bernard © Philip Plisson / Pêcheur d’Images / AA26758 - Photo Galleries - From Quiberon to the Vilaine river
La Roche-Bernard Philip Plisson AA26758

La Roche-Bernard

AA26758

09/26/2009
5616 x 3744 px
6 Mo
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Domaine de Rochevilaine in Billiers © Philip Plisson / Pêcheur d’Images / AA26770 - Photo Galleries - From Quiberon to the Vilaine river
Domaine de Rochevilaine in Billiers Philip Plisson AA26770

Domaine de Rochevilaine in Billiers

AA26770

09/26/2009
5616 x 1982 px
4 Mo
RGB Truecolor
Tréhigier port © Philip Plisson / Pêcheur d’Images / AA26799 - Photo Galleries - From Quiberon to the Vilaine river
Tréhigier port Philip Plisson AA26799

Tréhigier port

AA26799

09/26/2009
5616 x 3744 px
6 Mo
RGB Truecolor
La Vilaine river © Philip Plisson / Pêcheur d’Images / AA26847 - Photo Galleries - From Quiberon to the Vilaine river
La Vilaine river Philip Plisson AA26847

La Vilaine river

AA26847

09/26/2009
5548 x 2947 px
6 Mo
RGB Truecolor
Golfe du Morbihan © Philip Plisson / Pêcheur d’Images / AA27290 - Photo Galleries - From Quiberon to the Vilaine river
Golfe du Morbihan Philip Plisson AA27290

Golfe du Morbihan

AA27290

09/25/2009
3948 x 2098 px
2 Mo
RGB Truecolor
Penestin © Philip Plisson / Pêcheur d’Images / AA27291 - Photo Galleries - From Quiberon to the Vilaine river
Penestin Philip Plisson AA27291

Penestin

AA27291

09/25/2009
5616 x 1982 px
6 Mo
RGB Truecolor
Golfe du Morbihan © Philip Plisson / Pêcheur d’Images / AA27300 - Photo Galleries - From Quiberon to the Vilaine river
Golfe du Morbihan Philip Plisson AA27300

Golfe du Morbihan

AA27300

09/25/2009
5616 x 1982 px
2 Mo
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Saint-Pierre-Quiberon © Philip Plisson / Pêcheur d’Images / AA27299 - Photo Galleries - From Quiberon to the Vilaine river
Saint-Pierre-Quiberon Philip Plisson AA27299

Saint-Pierre-Quiberon

AA27299

09/25/2009
5616 x 1982 px
3 Mo
RGB Truecolor
Locmariaquer © Philip Plisson / Pêcheur d’Images / AA27304 - Photo Galleries - From Quiberon to the Vilaine river
Locmariaquer Philip Plisson AA27304

Locmariaquer

AA27304

09/25/2009
5546 x 1957 px
4 Mo
RGB Truecolor
Saint-Pierre-Quiberon © Philip Plisson / Pêcheur d’Images / AA27305 - Photo Galleries - From Quiberon to the Vilaine river
Saint-Pierre-Quiberon Philip Plisson AA27305

Saint-Pierre-Quiberon

AA27305

09/25/2009
5581 x 1841 px
5 Mo
RGB Truecolor
Saint-Pierre-Quiberon © Philip Plisson / Pêcheur d’Images / AA27298 - Photo Galleries - From Quiberon to the Vilaine river
Saint-Pierre-Quiberon Philip Plisson AA27298

Saint-Pierre-Quiberon

AA27298

09/25/2009
5558 x 1962 px
3 Mo
RGB Truecolor