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“Le Gouffre” – Spectacular Views in Brittany

Camille Chevalier-Karfis By Camille Chevalier-Karfis on July 12, 2018
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Come with Camille to visit “le Gouffre”, a spectacular granite rock formation in Plougrescant Brittany, and practice your French with this French English bilingual story featuring easy French and beautiful pictures.

1 – What is “un gouffre”?

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Hier, nous sommes allĂ©s passer la journĂ©e au “Gouffre” de Plougrescant. Un gouffre, c’est un grand trou dangereux.

Yesterday, we went to spend the day at the Plougrescant “Abyss”. An abyss is a big and very dangerous hole.

Cet endroit s’appelle comme ça parce qu’il y a de gros rochers au bord de la mer, et quand il y a du vent et de grosses vagues, la mer va frapper fort contre les rochers et c’est dangereux.

This place is named this way because there are large boulders/rocks by the sea, and when it’s windy and there are big waves, the sea hits the rocks hard, and it’s dangerous.

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2 – Spectacular views in Brittany

Mais ce n’Ă©tait pas du tout le cas hier. Hier, la mer Ă©tait calme et belle, et nous avons pu profiter du paysage spectaculaire en toute tranquillitĂ©.

But it was not the case at all yesterday. Yesterday, the sea was calm and beautiful, and we were able to enjoy the spectacular views in total peace of mind.

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Nous allons souvent au Gouffre, car ce n’est pas loin de chez nous, et c’est magnifique, par tous les temps et en toutes saisons. Nous y emmenons toujours les amis qui viennent nous rendre visite, mĂȘme en hiver.

We often go to the Abyss because it’s not far from our house, and it’s beautiful under any weather and in all the seasons. We always take friends who come to visit us over there, even in winter.

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3 – A famous Breton place

Le Gouffre est un endroit assez connu dans toute la France car il a Ă©tĂ© choisi pour reprĂ©senter la Bretagne dans une grande campagne de publicitĂ© nationale. Il y a un petit dĂ©tail tout Ă  fait original : une petite maison qui a Ă©tĂ© construite entre deux gros rochers. La photo de cette maison Ă©tait partout dans de grandes affiches dans le mĂ©tro parisien et dans d’autres panneaux publicitaires en France avec un message qui disait “venez visiter la Bretagne”.

The Abyss is a place fairly well-known throughout France because it was chosen to represent Brittany for a large national ad campaign. There is a really original detail: a small house which was built between two large rocks. The picture of this house was displayed everywhere on large posters in the Parisian subway and on other large add displays in France, with a message that said: “come visit Brittany”.

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Si vous venez du cĂŽtĂ© de Paimpol, dans les CĂŽtes d’Armor, vous devez aller voir le Gouffre de Plougrescant. C’est aussi un endroit intĂ©ressant gĂ©ologiquement car vous pouvez voir du granit gris et du granit rose, que vous pourrez observer Ă  loisir du cĂŽtĂ© de Perros-Guirec.

If you come near Paimpol, in the CĂŽtes-d’Armor region, you must go see the Abyss of Plougrescant. It’s also an interesting place geologically speaking since you can see grey granite and also pink granite, which you’ll be able to observe more fully near Perros-Guirec.

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