See also: Brière
The Brière or Grande Brière ( Ar Briwer into Breton) is a Marais located geographically at the north of the Estuaire of the the Loire leading to the Atlantic Ocean (about towards), in the west of the department of the Loire-Atlantique.
Its inhabitants are called the Brièrons .
Brière, or Large Brière is drained by the last affluent of the Loire: the Brivet, which is thrown to it to Méan, in the estuary upstream of Saint Nazaire.
The marshes will briérons form part of a vast whole of wetlands including/understanding into north the Golfe of Morbihan and the estuary of the Vilaine, to the west extend the saline Marais from Guérande and, in the south, the estuary of the the Loire and the Lac of Large-Place. Formerly, one collected the Tourbe there.
Its territory extends on 490 km ², including 170 km ² of wetlands, in the middle which the marsh of Large Brière Mottière only covers with him 70 km ², which count 21 communes. Its fauna and its Flore is rich and remarkable, one sails there thanks to a boat called Chaland.
This territory is also characterized by its architecture with nearly 3000 roofs of Chaume, called thatched cottages.
Communes of BrièreThe marshes of Brière, particularly that of Large Brière Mottière, extend mainly on the following communes (common having an important part of their territory on the Marsh):
- the Vault-of-Marsh
- Mounting block-of-Brittany
- Saint-Joachim (the commune on which extends the majority from Large Brière)
The regional natural park of Brière, as for him, extends on 18 communes (source: , file pdf):
1) the common bordering of the undivided marsh, having part of their territory included/understood on the Marshes of Large Brière Motière are added to the 10 above-named communes:
2) communes having part of their territory on the Marsh of the My :
3) common partners , by their proximity, although not having any part of their territory on the Marshes of Large Brière or the Marshes of My:
In the management of the Regional natural park other speakers are added, of which:
- trade-union Commission of Large Brière motière (administrative organization of the undivided marsh)
- the town of Nantes,
- the Department of Loire-Atlantique and the area Country of the Loire,
- the Chamber of commerce and of industry of Saint-Nazaire,
- the hydraulic mixed trade-union of installation of the Basin of the Brivet.
By extension, 21 communes are regarded as belonging to Brière (source: , file pdf): To the eighteen common preceding ones the communes are added of: Besné, the Vault-Launay, and Pontchâteau, because of their bonds with the hydrographic network of Brivet (last affluent of the Loire), through the Marsh of Large Brière and Donges . These three communes are not direct adherent members of the Natural park, but members of the hydraulic Mixed trade-union of installation of the Basin of Brivet.
Works having for topic Brière
- Brière , musical work of Paul Ladmirault.
- Brière , novel of Alphonse of Chateaubriant, for which it receives in 1923 the Grand Prix of the novel of the French Academy; its works seem today fallen in the lapse of memory because of the implication from Chateaubriant in collaboration.
- Brière de Brumes and of rèves , delivers Fernand Guériff
- Our Brière , delivers of Aoustin Vince
Festival of the brière
- Regional natural park of Brière
- Pole-relay littoral wetlands
- information tourism
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