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The French port of Saint-Goustan The French port of Saint-Goustan is a former fishing port and trading centre situated beside the river Auray (or river Loc'h.) In modern times it has become one of the quarters of the commune of Auray in the department of Morbihan in Brittany.



In the early 17th century, the town of Auray decided to build a port on the left bank of the Loc'h. Quays and ramps were constructed to allow for the unloading of trade ships where previously vessels had used cruder pontoon structures to dock at the side of the river.

An examination of port taxation in 1537 illustrates the commercial activity in Saint-Goustan. The city imports wine, salt, leather, iron and Biscay steel. Conversely, wheat, rye, oats, butter, meat, fish, cloth and fabric are exported. The Auray region was a surplus producer of grain at that time.

The development of the larger Auray port in 1641 was completed with the construction of a wharf and two ramps between the old pier which had been built in 1615. This work included the place Saint-Sauveur and continued south to the construction of the current Franklin dock. The stone moorings were placed in 1692.

The creation of the Lorient port (1665–1670) and the lack of major roads connecting Saint-Goustan to the hinterland were the cause of a decline in activity in the port. This further decreased with the arrival of the railway and the creation, in 1865, of a new road to Auray which isolated the port and further reduced its trade.




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Five Places to take Stunning Outdoor Photos in Paris

1. The Eiffel Tower


Pink Eiffel Tower

Trocadero – Eiffel Tower – © Jean-Michel Leclercq


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When you think about Paris, you think about the Eiffel Tower, the “place to be” for a tourist and a tourist photographer! (yes i know, all the tourists are photographers!)
By the way, the Trocadero and the Champs de Mars are fantastic places for photography.

I suggest you to start your photowalk at Palais de Chaillot. Here you can shot the Eiffel Tower as a landscape, make great street photos and cross the Seine to shoot “la grande dame” with a fantastic angle !


Souvenir de Paris

Eiffel Tower – © Jean-Michel Leclercq


2. Palais Royal Garden


Jardin du Palais-Royal – © Jean-Michel Leclercq

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The Palais-Royal is a palace and garden located in the 1st arrondissement of Paris. Near the Louvre and the Tuileries, take the time to visit this small and historic garden. It’s really a nice place !

You will have to be as imaginative as possible for photography here. The great perspective is hard to find, but the lines of trees, the benches and the chairs are the best tools for original compositions.


3. Le Pont des Arts

Love padlocks

Love Padlocks – Le pont des arts – © Jean-Michel Leclercq


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Paris is the city of love !

Love padlocks are a custom by which sweethearts affix padlocks to a fence or similar public fixture to symbolise their love. Most common place of Love padlocks are railings of the bridges. Love padlocks can be found attached to the Pont des Arts, Passerelle Léopold-Sédar-Senghor and the Pont de l’Archevêché bridges in Paris.

The Pont des Arts or Passerelle des Arts is a pedestrian bridge in Paris which crosses the Seine River. It links the Institut de France and the central square of the palais du Louvre. From this bridge, take the time to go along the Seine to Notre Dame de Paris.


4. Metro


Métro – © Jean-Michel Leclercq


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Paris metro has become a symbol of the city, noted for its uniform architecture influenced by Art Nouveau.

Some stations are gorgeous as Saint-Germain-des-Prés with its “place des poètes”, Cité, Louvre…etc… All of them are ideal places for creative and street photography.

Why not create a thematic photobook about metros of the world ?



5. Place du Tertre

Painter in Paris

Montmartre – Place du tertre – © Jean-Michel Leclercq


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Don’t be lazy, go north to the amazing village of Montmartre !

The Place du Tertre is a square in Paris’ XVIIIe arrondissement. Only a few streets away from the Basilica of the Sacré Cœur, it is the heart of the city’s elevated Montmartre quarter. Discover “le Paris d’Amélie Poulain” with painters, accordion-players and cafés.

Draughts-men and painters take possession of the square. They invite you to share an artistic and pleasant time.





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