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Sauzon

Saozon
Sauzon harbour
Location of Sauzon
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Sauzon
Coordinates: 47°22′19″N 3°13′19″W / 47.3719°N 3.2219°W / 47.3719; -3.2219Coordinates: 47°22′19″N 3°13′19″W / 47.3719°N 3.2219°W / 47.3719; -3.2219
CountryFrance
RegionBrittany
DepartmentMorbihan
ArrondissementLorient
CantonQuiberon
IntercommunalityBelle-Île-en-Mer
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Norbert Naudin
Area
1
22.11 km2 (8.54 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
1,009
 • Density46/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
56241 /56360
Elevation0–58 m (0–190 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Sauzon (Breton: Saozon) is a commune on the island of Belle Île in the Morbihan department of the region of Brittany in north-western France.

Demographics

Inhabitants of Sauzon are called Sauzonnais.

Personalities linked to the commune

  • Sarah Bernhardt, the actress, was captivated by the natural beauty of the Pointe des Poulains at the extreme north west of the island and stayed here regularly from 1894. Around the closed fort, she built several villas (villa Lysiane, villa des Cinq Parties du Monde) and arranged the surrounding grounds as a set of gardens integrated into the natural scenery of the place. The site was acquired by the Conservatoire du littoral and since April 2007 has been a museum dedicated to Bernhardt and the story of the preservation of the site.
  • Philippe de Broca, the film director, is buried here.

See also

References


  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
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