Douarnenez: La cathédrale engloutie by Claude Debussy
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Ten stunning views of France that inspired composers
5. Douarnenez: La cathédrale engloutie by Claude Debussy
Douarnenez bay, in Brittany in north-western France, is the supposed location for the mythological sunken city of Ys. The story inspired Debussy's piano prelude, evoking a mysterious, ruined cathedral, submerged under the sea. The story of doomed lovers Tristan and Isolde is also set in the area.