The Côte d’Émeraude (Breton: Aod an Emrodez; lit. …

The Côte d’Émeraude (Breton: Aod an Emrodez; lit. …

The Côte d’Émeraude (Breton: Aod an Emrodez; lit. ‘Emerald Coast’) is a name given to a part of the English Channel coast of eastern Britanny near the border with Normandy in France.

Lawyer and historian Eugène Herpin coined the name Côte d’Émeraude in 1890. He was inspired by the “symphony” of the colors of the sea and shore. The name was also inspired by the branding success of the Côte d’Azur in encouraging tourism and development.

The coast stretches across 120 km between Pointe du Grouin in Cancale and Cap Fréhel in Plévenon, is located in the Côtes-d’Armor and Ille-et-Vilaine departments, and includes the Rance estuary, Dinard, and Saint-Malo. The Bay of Saint-Brieuc lies to its west, and Mont-Saint-Michel Bay lies to its east. Plans to turn the Côte d’Émeraude into a protected park were conceived in 2003.

Today, we went to Cancale, one of my favorite spots along the Emerald Coast. To get first access to my video and tour of Cancale, along with the first edition of the “TFL Summer Camp” release, click on the link in my bio to sign up for my email newsletter. ☝️

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