Meeting #10Word of BreizhTounn
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Tounn Richard, nature guide

This ninth interview takes us to Plestin-les-Grèves to meet Tounn Richard. Nature guide, she reveals her passion for the marine environment, an original way to discover our region of Trégor and enrich your knowledge of the fauna and flora that populate our beaches.
Published on 21 October 2022

Parole de Breizh, invites you to discover the Pink Granite Coast through encounters with those who live Brittany, transform it, cultivate it. These ambassadors are craftsmen, artists, producers… but above all, inhabitants of the Trégor. They love the Pink Granite Coast and explain to you why cultivate the essential!”

At low tide, hands in the water, explore the puddles in search of shellfish or pierce the secret of seaweed, picking them attached to the rocks and tasting them to discover new flavors with Tounn, passionate about nature.

During her outings, she enthusiastically shares with you her knowledge of the fauna and flora of the foreshore, this area that the sea discovers at low tide. During these few hours, it is a new world, a unique ecosystem, that Tounn shares with the people who follow her on this iodized space.

Tounn au naturel

On the Lieue de Grève or Toul an Hery, on the mouth of the Douron in Plestin-les-Grèves, the natural space left by low tide is immense. The foreshore is not a desert but a real biological treasure that Tounn offers you to discover: seaweed, shellfish, mollusks … Under each pebble, there is a story that deserves to be told. Each nature tour of Tounn is an invitation to learn about these ecosystems, so numerous and so necessary to life and biodiversity.


The Chinese portrait of Tounn

If you were a color? “Blue”
If you were a season? “Spring”
If you were a word? “Discovery”
And if you were a Breton animal? “The gannet!”

Why the Trégor ?

“I own a house in Saint-Efflam and I have always come on vacation to the Trégor, since I was very young. That’s probably what made me want to discover the destination, by the way.

Cultivating the essential

What does the phrase “Cultivate the essential” inspire in your profession?

“Getting back to the essential is extremely important to me. This is what I try to propose to all the people who want and come to join me through my iodine walks. For me, this is what cultivating the essential is all about.”

Appointment with

Tounn Nature

Tounn is a state-certified nature guide. All year round, she offers animations and nature walks.

Each visit addresses themes directly related to the Trégor and its ecosystems, such as: marine flora and fauna, wintering birds, magpie oystercatchers, sanderlings running behind the wave. Tounn thus shares his love for the life of the foreshore: shellfish, and also seaweed, to learn how to recognize them, pick them and cook them.
Tounn also accompanies you to the discovery of plants and trees, during walks, to touch them, smell them, even taste them…

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