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News from L'Aiguillon sur Mer

L'Aiguillon sur Mer is the twin town of Burnham on Crouch.

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Photo courtesy of Jean-Pierre Bazard

This page covers news from our twin town.

Further information can be gained by a Google search on the French media.

Wolf Sightings  24 Feb 2014

There were several reports of a prowling wolf in the Aiguillon coast but it turned out to be a stray dog called Dodge which is a Czechoslovakian wolf dog.  Story & Photo

Municipal Meeting 19 feb 2014

A municipal meeting on "A new challenge for L'Aiguillon-sur-Mer" led by Alain Barraud attracted over 300 residents. Photo

Coupe De France Duathalon and Triathlon to be held in L'Aiguillon sur Mer again on 2014  added 6 November 2013

For the fourth consecutive year L'Aiguillon -sur -Mer will once organise the Coupe de France clubs Duathlon and Triathlon on 5 and 6th October 2014
with the 2000 athletes from 300 clubs in 85 French departments taking part

Click here for more details

Ship washed onto rocks  added 3 November 2013

Lagoon which is an 18 foot fishing boat specialising in mussels broke free from its moorings in high winds overnight on 2/3November 2013 and drifted 3 km to the northwest onto the rocks at the Rockfill dam at Pointe De L'Aiguillon.

The crew managed to float her off the rock at high tide the next day, despite rough seas and high winds, although a sailor was washed overboard in the process.

Click here for photographs and the full story in french at Ouest France

Events planned for Public Holiday on 1 November 2013 and Halloween       added 22 October 2013

France has a public holiday for All Saints Day on 1 November when families traditionally think of their ancestors. Many people visit cemeteries and either leave chrysanthemums or light candles to honour their dead. As a public holiday other events often take place on this day.

Halloween is celebrated in L' Aiguillon although not to the extent that it is in the UK.

The Tourist information office has released a leaflet with details of events planned for Halloween and All Saints Day.

Special Halloween events for children up to 12 yrs are being held on 29th October in the Town hall and a special family activity planned for 31st October. 

Trait De Jupiter to run in 2014    added 18 October 2013

Agreement reached for staging in 20014 of the Trait de Jupiter which is a prestigious offshore yacht race starting at the Ile de Noirmoutier and finishing at L'Aiguillon sur Mer.

Holiday Centre Demolished    added 14 October 2013

The holiday centre  which was a familiar building in the middle of L'Aiguillon is being demolished as part of a renovation package.

Coupe De France Duathalon and Triathlon held in L'Aiguillon sur Mer

added 6 October 2013

Each year, clubs triathlon and duathlon meet up for a weekend to the Coupe de France clubs Triathlon and Duathlon. This year the event was held at L'Aiguillon sur Mer over the weekend of 5 and 6th October 2013

Bird watching in full Swing  added 1 October

The observation area at L'Aiguillon Point is very bust with ornithologists watching the annual migration of birds with over 400,000 birds visiting the area en route to their winter homes.

Due to the combination of geographical location and habitat many people think this the best place in Europe to view the winter migration and so the observation area is open from 1 September each year.

L'Aiguillon sur Mer can be followed on Twitter @VilleAiguillon or on Facebook

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Photo courtesy of Jean-Pierre Bazard


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