A literary thrill!
Sidonie Gabrielle Colette, one of the greatest women of Letters of the early twentieth century, comes to spend summers, from 1910 to 1924, in her villa “Roz-Ven” located on the dunes of the beach. “I want you to see Rozven, its green sea cove, the intricate rocks, the little wood, the new and old trees, the warm terrace, the rosebushes, my yellow room, and the beach where the tide brings treasures.” Colette, novel Le Blé en Herbe by Colette
“Le Blé en Herbe”
This is the first novel signed “Colette” without any additions.
“It is this enchanting site that inspired several of her novels, among others Le Blé en Herbe where we find the atmosphere and the landscape of this corner of Brittany. […]Audebert, have you seen the moon on the Grouin? I’ve been watching it rise over the sea for fifteen summers, this August moon, and I never tire of it. When you think that fifteen years ago, the Grouin was naked, and that it was the wind alone that sowed these little trees […]” (Le Blé en Herbe – 1924)
The path leading to Roz-Ven and the beach of Touesse is called, Chemin du Blé en Herbe.