Last modified: 2006-12-23 by ivan sache
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Flag of Audierne - Image by Arnaud Leroy, 20 March 2002
Audierne (in Breton, Gwaien; 3,000 inhabitants) is a small town located on the
south-western coast of the Finistère, which is constituted by
the Bay of Audierne, stretching out from Pointe du Raz (North) to
Pointe de Penmarch (South). The city was built on the estuary of
river Goyen (Breton, Gwaien), which probably gave its name to
Audierne is a small sea resort and an important fishing port (Audierne is the capital city of the AU quartier, all French boats having to bear a two-letter code showing where they are registered). The main specialities of Audierne fishers are lobster, rock lobster, and spider crab.
Ivan Sache, 20 March 2002
The flag of Audierne is white with the municipal coat of arms
placed in the middle of the flag and surmonted by the name of the
municipality written in black Capital letters.
The coat of arms of Audierne highlights the main activity of the city, fishing. The two red animals are most probably lobsters, which are among the most prized Crustaceans. The chief of the blazon has a semy of ermine spots representing Brittany.
Arnaud Leroy & Ivan Sache, 20 March 2002