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Erquy

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Erquy is a commune in the Côtes-d'Armor department of Brittany in northwestern France.Erquy is located in a cove of the Penthièvre coast bordered by cape Erquy on one side and a volcanic rock formation called pointe de la Heussaye on the other. Erquy harbour shelters a flotilla of about 80 trawlers and the town is known as the scallop “capital”. The shellfish are collected in the Saint-Brieuc bay.With its ten fine sand beaches and lovely pink sandstone houses, Erquy is a popular summer tourist destination.PopulationInhabitants of Erquy are called Réginéens or Erquiais in French.GeographyErquy offers a variety of natural landscapes: pink sandstone cliffs and rocks, wild heathland, pinewoods, beaches, dunes and a transparent emerald sea.Some coastal paths run along the spectacular pink sandstone cliffs of Cape Erquy and Cape Fréhel, close by. The heathland of Cape Erquy is listed as one of the most remarkable natural environments of the Côtes-d'Armor department. Once used as farmland, it is now a nature reserve. It shelters a wide variety of species of heather and gorse creating a colourful landscape changing with the seasons.
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