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For the city in Quebec, see Sept-Îles, Quebec
Map of Les Sept %C3%8Eles, France
Sept-Îles (French for seven islands) or Jentilez (in Breton) is a small archipelago off the north coast of Brittany, in the Perros-Guirec commune of Côtes-d'Armor. This group of islands is home to an important bird reserve, and is the home of various seabirds, including northern gannets, cormorants, and members of the Alcidae family (puffins, common guillemots, razorbills). This is also a reserve for grey seals.
Islands of the ArchipelagoEdit
Despite its name, the Sept-Iles are only made up of five islands and a handful of rocks. The French name Sept-Iles derived from a misunderstanding of the old Breton name for the islands, the Sentiles. The name stuck however, and two groups of reefs were designated as islands in order for the name to stay true. The 5 main islands (or Enez in Breton) are as followed:
In addition to these islands, the two reefs are called ar Zerr in Breton, le Cerf in French (the deer), and Kostann.
Other islets include Enez ar Razhed (Rat island) and ar Moudennoù.
The isle of Taveeg (Tomé) is closer to the coast, and is not considered part of the archipelago.