TV Quiberon 24/7 WORLD – Sunset Quiberon peninsula

July 4, 2014, Sunset is the daily disappearance of the Sun below the horizon, as a result of Earth’s rotation. The time of sunset is defined in astronomy as the moment when the trailing edge of the Sun’s disk disappears below the horizon. The ray path of light from the setting Sun is highly distorted near the horizon because of atmospheric refraction, making the sunset appear to occur when the Sun’s disk is already about one diameter below the horizon.

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TV Quiberon 24/7 WORLD – Thunderbird Totem Penthievre-Beach

Thunderbird Totem at Penthievre-Beach ( Saint-Pierre Quiberon ) Southern Brittany ,The thunderbird is a legendary creature in certain North American indigenous peoples’ history and culture. It is considered a supernatural bird of power and strength. It is especially important, and frequently depicted, in the art, songs and oral histories of many Pacific Northwest Coast cultures, and is found in various forms among the peoples of the American Southwest, Great Lakes and Great Plains.

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TV Quiberon 24/7 WORLD – Atlantic Wall

The « Site du Bego » has approximately 180 pillboxes hidden in the dunes in Plouharnel.  This coastal defensive line was designed for two reasons during the Second World War: to protect Lorient’s harbour and Admiral Dönitz’s U Boat and to protect the Atlantic coast from allied invasions.

The Plouharnel site, reserved as a defense base in 1940, is composed of 3400 acres of dunes which already served as a firing range and had never been inhabited.  In the spring of 1941, building work began.  Locals were called on to work on the site, as well as foreigners, volunteers and prisoners from concentration camps…  It took two years and 2 000 people to build this battery which is considered to be one of the most powerful on the Atlantic Wall.  A fine example of Germany’s military engineering !  Imagine an army of workers setting to work.  An animal and vegetable farm was built on the dune to produce all the necessary food. On 13 March 1944 General Rommel visited the Bego site during an inspection in Brittany and ordered defenses on the beach and reinforcements of the mine fields.  The General’s visit indicates the strategic importance of the site.

Almost all of the bunkers used to shelter 700 German soldiers are still visible today.  Each one includes a 50m3 tank, a shelter for a generator, ammunition storage and a shelter for 60 servants.  The look-out tower on the dune stands 21m tall and can be seen from afar.

TV Quiberon 24/7 WORLD – Kiteboarding Nathan Sicallac

kiteboarding is a surface water sport combining aspects of wakeboarding, windsurfing,surfing and gymnastics into one extreme sport.  A kitesurfer or kiteboarder harnesses the power of the wind with a large controllable power kite to be propelled across the water on a kiteboard similar to a wakeboard or a small surfboard with or without foot-straps or bindings. The terms kiteboarding and kitesurfing are interchangeable, although kiteboarding may also refer to kite landboarding or kite snowboarding. Nathan Sicallac is a rider.

TV Quiberon 24/7 WORLD – Fete de la Musique

The crazy ” Fete de la Musique 2013 ” at Quiberon peninsula, completely different from a music festival, the Fête de la Musique is above all a free popular fête, open to any participant (amateur or professional musicians) who wants to perform in it. This Music day allows the expression of all styles of music in a cheerful atmosphere. It aims at a large audience, working to popularise musical practice for young and not so young people from all social backgrounds. It gives an opportunity to communicate and share a very special moment through music.