Quiberon is a peninsula at the south coast of the département
Morbihan in the région Bretagne (Brittany), France.
tip of Quiberon (left) and la Pointe de Conguel
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Located at the tip of the peninsula is the small town of Quiberon.
Quiberon: France, Bretagne, Morbihan
Ville de Quiberon
Quiberon in 56 BC
The Bay of Quiberon has
been a desired territory since olden times.
In his Gallic Wars,
writes about ancient Brittany,
of this state is by far the most
considerable of any of the countries on the
whole sea coast, because the Veneti both
have a very great number of ships, with
which they have been accustomed to sail to
Britain, and [thus] excel the rest in their
knowledge and experience of nautical
affairs; and as only a few ports lie
scattered along that stormy and open sea, of
which they are in possession, they hold as
tributaries almost all those who are
accustomed to traffic in that sea.
Here, Julius Caesar
brought the rebellion of the Veneti to an end in 56 BC.
Ancient Europe -
Quiberon in 1759
In 1759, the British defeated the French
at the naval
Battle of Quiberon Bay. This battle was part of the
Quiberon in 1795
Just a few years later, French
republicans clashed with French royalists at the
of Quiberon in 1795.
And here is the map
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