Masks, tests and beach closures: Brittany tourists under close scrutiny | AFP

In Quiberon, in the Morbihan region of France, holidaymakers are under close scrutiny amid a general rise in the number of COvid-19 cases. Everyone must wear masks and now beaches are closed from 21h00 local time until 07h00.

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Nokia workers protest in France against job cuts | AFP

“This is unjustified, intolerable, incomprehensible and unbearable”: Nokia employees in the French city of Lannion protest after the Finnish telecoms equipment manufacturer said it would cut 1,233 jobs in France at its Alcatel-Lucent subsidiary, including 402 jobs at its Brittany site, i.e. more than half of its workforce. IMAGES

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Post-lockdown, face masks are a must in the seaside Brittany town of Saint-Malo | AFP

On the first long weekend post-lockdown, as the French flock to the seaside town of Saint-Malo, the mayor has ruled that face masks are now obligatory in the commercial centre. IMAGES

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Saint-Malo beach open to users over long weekend but not for lounging | AFP

As France’s long holiday weekend gets underway post-lockdown, people are able to enjoy Saint-Malo’s golden beaches. But users are required to remain active, respect social distancing and not to give into the urge to sit and lounge in the sunshine. In Brittany, five beaches which initially reopened after lockdown have again been closed because of health rules being flouted. IMAGES

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Coronavirus: patients from Greater Paris area evacuated to Brittany | AFP

Patients from the Greater Paris region suffering from Covid-19 arrive in Brittany on a medicalised train. IMAGES of train arriving and patients arriving

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Coronavirus: Second train evacuating patients to Brittany departs from Paris | AFP

The second fully medicalised high-speed train evacuating coronavirus patients from Ile-de-France to Brittany passes through the Paris suburbs after leaving Paris-Austerlitz station. On board are 12 patients who will be taken care of in Rennes. IMAGES

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Coronavirus patients rushed to Brest from overstretched Mulhouse | AFP

Ambulances arrive in Brest, on the western tip of Brittany, with four coronavirus-infected patients flown from Mulhouse in the east of France. The east of France is a coronavirus hotbed which is struggling to contain the situation. It is the fourth time inside a week the French air force has been deployed to help evacuate patients from Mulhouse hospital. IMAGES

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Strong winds and waves as storm Dennis hits western France | AFP

After wreaking havoc in Great Britain, storm Dennis hits the western France region of Brittany. Onlookers watch the waves battering the coast as a few intrepid surfers brave the elements. IMAGES

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French island aims to run exclusively on renewable energy | AFP

The French island of Saint-Nicolas des Glénan, off the coast of Brittany, already has a wind turbine, two solar power plants and photovoltaic panels, but now the island is hoping to become the first French island to run exclusively on renewable energy. The Glénan archipelago welcomes around 3,000 visitors per day and houses the largest sailing academy in Europe.

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French priests take part in Clergy Cycling Championship

Priests, monks, deacons and a pastor are celebrating the 20th anniversary of the French Clergy Cycling Championships, competing in the race which is being held in Brittany for the first time.

Brittany’s isolated Oyster House stands strong in Saint-Cado

Nestled in the River Etel, just miles from the Atlantic coast, the Oyster House of Saint-Cado continues to endure the test of time on an island measuring only 25 metres at high tide. Built in 1894, the house is a draw for seagulls and tourists, who come to marvel at its quirky charm.

French town of Portsall remembers oil spill, forty years on

When Liberian supertanker Amoco Cadiz capsized near French shores 40 years ago, the crude oil it was carrying devastated the coast of Brittany. In Portsall, the local town hardest hit by the spill, local residents remember the catastrophe, and the court case that made history.

Handicapped student takes on French administration

Elodie Le Saout has come a long way from her home in France’s western region of Brittany. She now studies at one of the capital’s most renowned universities, Sciences Po. But to get there, Le Saout had to fight for her right to adequate accommodation, and travel is a daily challenge.