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Pays de Nantes (Traditional province, Brittany, France)

Bro Naoned

Last modified: 2016-11-11 by ivan sache
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Flag of Pays de Nantes, two versions
Left, image by Mikael Bodlore-Penlaez, 12 January 2000
Right, image by Raphaël Vinet, 28 October 2002


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Presentation of Pays de Nantes

Pays de Nantes (Bro Naoned in Breton), located in the south-east of Brittany, matches the department of Loire-Atlantique. Nantes was the ducal capital of Brittany.

Mikael Bodlore-Penlaez, 12 January 2000


Flag of Pays de Nantes

The first version of the flag of Pays de Nantes, designed by Philippe Rault, is partially based on the municipal flag of Nantes. The vessel is the symbol of the town, the ermine spots represent Brittany and the blue wave symbolizes river Loire (Liger in Breton), which waters the town.

Mikael Bodlore-Penlaez, 12 January 2000

A subsequent version of the flag of Pays de Nantes, designed by Raphaël Vinet has river Loire represented by a green wave. The municipal arms of Nantes indeed show a vessel with ermine sails sailing on a green sea.

Ivan Sache, 28 October 2002