“Water is made to sail or wash …” says an old retired Breton sailor I know well.

In French, “le phare” is pronounced the same way as “le far”, thus the play on word of this picture. “Flotte” is also a play on words as it can mean “water” or “a float of boats”. Bretons went far because of their fishing traditions.

Le Four Light : “Le four” means “the oven” in French but here le phare du four is “Le Four Light”, a lighthouse.

“Van Diemen’s Land Steam Co. saved to Towers in the Storm: Le Four Light – Chenal du Four, France, Le Four Light (1874) is a round stone tower with lantern & gallery mounted on a square base, it is unpainted with a painted black lantern. The lighthouse marks the north entrance to the Chenal du Four.”https://www.pinterest.ch/VanDiemensLand/

Classic meals from Brittaby: A Rich Tradition – Living Language: https://www.livinglanguage.com/blog/2012/07/24/classic-meals-from-brittany-a-rich-tradition/

“For dessert we’d have my mother’s far breton (…), which is a typical Breton snack. It’s like a large flan baked in a big earthenware dish, a mixture of custard and creme brulee. We make ours with prunes soaked overnight in rum.” https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/may/15/richard-bertinet-far-breton-recipe-last-bites?CMP=share_btn_link

Sacred salted butter – Saveurs: https://www.saveur.com/article/Kitchen/A-Butter-Quest

Marie of Brittany – Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marie_of_Brittany


“L’eau, c’est fait pour naviguer ou se laver…” dit un vieux marin retraité de ma connaissance.

L’histoire du far breton: https://creperieloheac.com/article/0f9d9891/l-histoire-du-far-breton

Far breton – Wikipedia: https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Far_breton

Phare du four – Wikipedia: https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phare_du_Four

Flotte – Wikipedia: https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flotte#Flotte_de_pêche

Pourquoi le beurre est-il salé (et sacré) en Bretagnehttp://www.leptitbreton.com/pourquoi-le-beurre-est-il-sale-en-bretagne/

Marie de Bretagne – Wikipedia: https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marie_de_Bretagne