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Cap Sizun (Communauté de Communes, Finistère, France)

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Flag of Communauté de Communes de Cap Sizun - Image by Ivan Sache, 30 April 2006

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Presentation of Cap Sizun

Cap Sizun is the southernmost point of the department of Finistère, which is the westernmost part of continental France. Being very isolated, Cap Sizun has maintained a very specific identity proudly defended by its inhabitants, called Capistes. Cap Sizun is mostly known for the fishing port of Audierne and the Pointe du Raz, one of the most visited sites in France. The place was so crowded that a conservation and restoration plan had to be set up some years ago.

Communauté de Communes (a public institution aimed at the joint development and management of a group of municipalities) de Cap Sizun, was created on 17 December 1993. The municipalities members of the Community are: Audierne, Beuzec-Cap-Sizun, Cléden-Cap-Sizun, Confort-Meilars, Esquibien, Goulien, Mahalon, Plogoff, Plouhinec, Pont-Croix, Primelin and Sein. The Community has its seat in Audierne.

Source: Cap Sizun website

Ivan Sache, 18 January 2008

Flag of Communauté de Communes de Cap Sizun

The flag of Communauté de Communes du Cap Sizun is based on the logotype of the institution. It shows on a white background a sketchy geographical representation of the region framed within a light blue border. The green "leaf" represents Cap Sizun; the notch in the lower right part of the "leaf" most probably represents the river Goyen, which is navigable from Audierne to Pont-Croix. The green triangle on the left of the logotype probably stands for the island of Sein, whereas the blue item between the Pointe du Raz and the island of Sein must represent the lighthouse phare de la Vieille. The 12 blue stars represent the 12 municipalities members of the institution.

In early April 2006, the flag of Communauté de Communes du Cap Sizun could be seen in Audierne (over the town hall and the tourist office) and in Confort-Meilars (over the town hall). It was also hoisted over a ship moored in the port of Tréboul-Douarnenez and was carried by a competitor of the Land's End's Marathon (Marathon du Bout du Monde), ran on 2 April from the Pointe du Raz to Douarnenez.

Ivan Sache, 18 January 2008