Kerguélen (1734-1797)

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Yves-Marie from Kerguélen is a famous sailor who gave his name to the Kerguélen Islands, archipelago located on the borders of the Indian ocean and the polar Antarctic sea. This archipelago also called : Desolation Archipelago is extremely wild with a relatively difficult access. A meteorological observatory from TAF (Terres Australes et Antarctiques Françaises : "Austral and Antarctic French lands") is the unique human settlement of the archipelago.

The place-names from Kerguélen reflect the origins of its discoverers: there are an Audierne Bay, a gulf from Morbihan and a peninsula of Amiral Ronarc'h...

A boulevard of Quimper, along the Odet quay, is so named .