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is a commune
The commune is the lowest level of administrative division in the French Republic. French communes are roughly equivalent to incorporated municipalities or villages in the United States or Gemeinden in Germany...
in the Finistère
Finistère is a département of France, in the extreme west of Brittany.-History:The name Finistère derives from the Latin Finis Terræ, meaning end of the earth, and may be compared with Land's End on the opposite side of the English Channel...
department in northwestern France
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, located at the end of Crozon peninsula.
Camaret-sur-Mer is home to the Tour Vauban
The Tour Vauban , initially known as the tour de Camaret, is an 18m-high polygonal defensive tower built to a plan by Vauban on the Sillon at Camaret-sur-Mer, as part of the fortifications of the goulet de Brest...
or Tour dorée
(lit. "Golden Tower"), a historic fortification guarding the harbor and built in 1669-94. In 2008, the Tour dorée
was listed as a UNESCO
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World Heritage Site
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, as part of the "Fortifications of Vauban
Fortifications of Vauban consists of 12 groups of fortified buildings and sites along the western, northern and eastern borders of France. They were designed by Vauban , and were added in 2008 to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites....
Camaret also is home to a marina
A marina is a dock or basin with moorings and supplies for yachts and small boats.A marina differs from a port in that a marina does not handle large passenger ships or cargo from freighters....
and some beach
A beach is a geological landform along the shoreline of an ocean, sea, lake or river. It usually consists of loose particles which are often composed of rock, such as sand, gravel, shingle, pebbles or cobblestones...
Inhabitants of Camaret-sur-Mer are called Camarétois
- Communes of the Finistère department
Paul-Pierre Roux, called Saint-Pol-Roux was a French Symbolist poet.-Marseille:...
- Parc naturel régional d'Armorique
The Parc naturel régional d'Armorique , or Armorica Regional Natural Park, is a rural protected area located in Brittany. The park land reaches from the Atlantic Ocean to hilly inland countryside. There are sandy beaches, swamps, strange rocks, fast rivers and the hills of Monts d'Arrée, all...
External links Official website French Ministry of Culture list for Camaret-sur-Mer Cultural Heritage more than 500 photos of the Crozon Peninsula