|Year first lit 1948 (current)|
Focal height 85 feet (26 m)
|Construction red granite tower|
Height 15 m
Year first constructed 1860 (first)
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.
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.
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.
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”.