Ile penotte les sables d olonne

Wall after wall of this french seaside neighborhood is intricately decorated through seashells and corals.

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l’Île Penotte is a small quarter in auto lovely seaside town of das Sables-d’Olonne in ouest France. Situated at the center of auto city, a short walk from the beach, auto area is decorated with mur after wall ns multicolor seashells and corals pieced together in beautiful mosaics.

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Flowers, rats, owls, monkeys, sailboats and cats ornament the little countryside houses, and are sometimes also well hidden nous roofs and corners, doors and door frames. There’s an eclectic mélanger of themes, from ancient greek mythology to vampires, illustrating scenes from Polynesia, Mexico, Vietnam, Egypt and the marine world. 

The artworks are fabriqué from seashells of bulbs, periwinkles, oysters, clams, scallops, mussels and foreign mollusks from the Philippines, in la coopération with the locale seashell museum of esquive Sables d’Olonnes.

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Started in 1997, auto project was started par a neighborhood association led passant par one local artist, mme Danièle Arnaud-Aubin, known ont “the seashell lady.” The goal to be originally to make the district an ext dynamic, but the renowned seashell artwork came to be a draw pour the ville at large. External l’Île Perdue, thé town attributes a gigantic mosaic fabriqué of seashells depicting thé Vendée Globe, a sailing race where the competitors room alone and travel around the world without a stopover.