Royal Military Canal, Kent

After the French Revolution, Napoleon Bonapart set his sights on England and began massing a large army on the French coast in preparation for invasion. Romney Marsh on the Kent coast seemed to be a likely invasion point for the French army, so, in 1804 the construction of the Royal Military Canal started at Seabrook. …

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Port Saint Goustan, Brittany

Port St Goustan faces Auray on the banks of the Riviere d'Auray in Southern Brittany. There are steep lanes leading off Place St Sauveur along with Quai Franklin named after the American statesman, Benjamin Franklin who, in 1776, sailed from Philadelphia to France to negotiate a treaty and landed at Port St Goustan.

Guerande, France

Just south of Brittany in the Loire-Atlantique region is the fortified medieval city of Guerande. The city dominates two contrasting landscapes: Le Pays Blanc encompassing the salt marches and the Parc Naturel Regional de la Briere comprising of mostly peat marshes.