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Groix

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Country  France
Department  Morbihan
Intercommunality  Lorient Agglomération
Area  14.82 km²
Region  Brittany
Canton  Groix
Population (1999)  2,275
Arrondissement  Lorient
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Points of interest  Phare de Pen‑Men, Plage les Grands Sables, Maison de la réserve, Pen Men Ile de Groix

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Groix (French: Île de Groix, Breton: Enez Groe) is an island and a commune in the Morbihan department of the region of Brittany in north-western France.

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Map of Groix, France

Groix lies a few kilometres off the coast of Lorient. Several ferries a day run from Lorient to Groix.

There are a few small towns on the island. High cliffs are on its north coast and sandy beaches in secluded coves on the south coast. Groix is also home to a wide variety of sea birds. Groix is also famous for hosting the only convex beach in Europe, which also moves following sea currents. During the last 15 years, the beach moved half a kilometer westbound.

The geology of Groix is distinct from that of the nearby continent, and the east and south coasts have been designated a mineral nature reserve since 1982. More than 60 minerals can be found on the island, particularly blue glaucophane (observable on the surface), epidote or garnet. The island mainly consists of schist.

Groix provides a dramatic backdrop for the fourth novel of Peter May's "Enzo" series, Freeze Frame, published in 2010.

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Demographics

Inhabitants of Groix are called Groisillons.

References

Groix Wikipedia


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