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Ploumanac'h lighthouse

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Year first lit  1948 (current)
Focal height  85 feet (26 m)
Opened  1946
Construction  red granite tower
Height  15 m
Year first constructed  1860 (first)
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Location  Perros-Guirec Côtes-d'Armor France
Tower shape  tapered square prism tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / pattern  unpainted tower, red lantern
Similar  Côte de Granit Rose, Oratoire de Saint‑Guirec, Jentilez, Ploumanac'h, Phare du Cap Fréhel

The Ploumanac'h lighthouse (officially the Mean Ruz lighthouse) is an active lighthouse in Côtes-d'Armor, France, located in Perros-Guirec. The lighthouse is closed to the public.

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Map of Ploumanac'h Lighthouse, Perros-Guirec, France

The structure is composed of pink granite, and marks the entrance to the channel leading to the port of Ploumanac'h.

History

The first Ploumanac'h lighthouse dates from 1860. This was destroyed in 1944, and replaced by the current lighthouse in 1946. The present-day version was planned by architect Henry Auffret, and built by Martin et frère (a local construction company).

The lighthouse offers a direct view of Château de Costaérès, l'île Renote and Jentilez.

Etymology

The lighthouse gets its common name from the nearby town of Ploumanac'h, meaning “monk's pool” in Breton. The official name of “Mean Ruz” comes from the Breton cacographic phrase Maen Ruz, meaning “red stone”.

References

Ploumanac'h lighthouse Wikipedia


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