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Phare de l'Ile aux Moines

Historical sites and monuments, Lighthouse in Perros-Guirec
  • The lighthouse of the Sept-Îles archipelago is situated on the Île-aux-Moines (in Breton: Enez ar Breur or Jentilez), the only island of the Sept-Îles archipelago where you are allowed to land.
    It was built next to the ruins of an 18th century fort whose purpose was to fight piracy and smuggling.
    The first lighthouse, a round tower, was lit in May 1835 and was then replaced in 1854 by a square tower that was 5m higher and added onto the first tower.
    Destroyed on August 4, 1944, it was...
    The lighthouse of the Sept-Îles archipelago is situated on the Île-aux-Moines (in Breton: Enez ar Breur or Jentilez), the only island of the Sept-Îles archipelago where you are allowed to land.
    It was built next to the ruins of an 18th century fort whose purpose was to fight piracy and smuggling.
    The first lighthouse, a round tower, was lit in May 1835 and was then replaced in 1854 by a square tower that was 5m higher and added onto the first tower.
    Destroyed on August 4, 1944, it was rebuilt in 1949 and re-lit in July 1952.
    From 1957 on, it began using wind-power to provide its electric supply.
    It has the most powerful wind turbine of all the operational lighthouses in France.
    The lighthouse measures 20m high.
    Its white flashing light (3 x 15 sec flashes) is produced by a 650w halogen lamp. It has a range of 24 nautical miles (around 44km).


    The Sept-Îles archipelago has been a bird sanctuary since 1912.
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