Hendaye

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HENDAYE

Département : Pyrénées-Atlantiques

Blason de Hendaye/Arms (crest) of Hendaye
Official blazon
French D'azur à la baleine d'argent nageant sur une mer au naturel, surmontée de trois harpons d'or, deux en sautoir et un en pal, et accompagnée en chef d'une couronne royale d'or accostée des lettres capitales du même H à dextre et E à senestre.
English blazon wanted

Origin/meaning

The whale and harpoons indicates the former importance of whaling for the coastal towns in the area. The letters are the first and last of the name.

The royal crown refers to the passage of Louis XIV in 1654, who made Hendaye a separate municipality at the time.

Blason de Hendaye/Coat of arms (crest) of {{PAGENAME

The arms in the Café Sanka album +/- 1932
Blason de Hendaye/Coat of arms (crest) of {{PAGENAME

The arms on a postcard by Kroma
Blason de Hendaye/Coat of arms (crest) of {{PAGENAME

The arms on a Barré Dayez Postcard

Literature: Image from http://www.armorialdefrance.fr


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