The "carrelets" will quickly become part of the images which you remember of the coastal
A "carrelet" is a hut for
fishermen. Built of wood on piles and standing with feet in the water,
it is linked to the cliff by a pontoon. The big square net, suspended
from a mast, is lowered and raised by means of a winch with a
counterweight. One finds ‘carrelets’ along the estuary of the
Gironde and on the coast of Charente.
also plenty to be found along the coast of Saint-Palais-sur-Mer. You can
see them on the path from the Pont du Diable going in the direction of
the Grande Côte. They seem isolated on rocks or they form picturesque
lines along the small beach called ‘conche’ of Concié and around
the puits de l’ Auture.
They provide an ideal subject for
photographers, with an inexhaustible amount of possibilities to take
shots of them from all angles or in the foreground of photographs of the
coast, of the ocean and of sunsets.
"carrelets" will quickly become part of the images which you remember of the coastal
landscape and you can even bring back small models of them sold in
souvenir shops or in the local markets.