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Cap Fréhel, Plevenon

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Of the two lighthouses, the taller Cap Fréhel is 30 m (98 ft) high with 145 steps. It was built in 1950 with a beam said to be one of the strongest of all lighthouses, reaching up to 110 km (68 mi). The large main quarters are decorated with a 8 sq m (26 sq ft) fresco dedicated to leading the Côtes d'Armor. Plan to visit Cap Fréhel during your Plevenon vacation using our convenient Plevenon itinerary planner.
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  • Very nice place! You still have to like walking but well worth the money. I was able to make pretty pictures and take full view. As the Sun was the part. Place to see!
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  • The lighthouse of the Cap Fréhel, class in respect of historical monuments in 2011, is one of the most powerful lighthouse in France. Its range is about 53 kilometers. Share the advanced position of the Cap Fréhel in the channel between the St Brieuc Bay and the Bay of Mont Saint Michel, it allows to secure navigation somewhere or currents are particularly violent, and many reefs. Three lighthouses have succeeded on the site:-the first built on Vauban decision but directed by one of his disciples is the current "Tour Vauban", still visible today. Built in granite, under Louis XIV to warn of a possible attack on the English fleet. Its shape is that of a cylindrical tower attached to a semi-cylindrical tower and its height is 15 m. Ignition inaugurated in 1702 was outdoors, from the top of the tower. Lighting was realized thanks to coal at the beginning then (whale then rapeseed) oil. E 1774, the blaze is replaced by a street light reflectors 60 then in 1821 lighting will be street lamps 8 parabolic reflectors. -Around 1840, the old Lighthouse is in bad condition and the decision is made to replace it. A new octagonal tower of 22 m high equipped with a Fresnel optics and attached to a rectangular building, is then built. The lighting was realized thanks to oil. In 1944 the Germans completely destroyed the lighthouse. -During the construction of the current Lighthouse served the "Vauban Tour" - the current lighthouse, rebuilt in 1946 was inaugurated in 1950. Its shape is that of a square Tower, centered in a "U" shaped building. It is high of 32 meters and because of the height of the cliffs of the Cap Fréhel, it rises about 100 m above the sea which makes it visible from a distance. It is fully automated. His visit is paid (€ 3/adult), ascension of the 160 steps allows to discover a beautiful panorama on the French coast (Bay of St Brieuc, Cove of the Mont Saint Michel, Fort La Latte) as well as on the islands of Jersey channel weather. Around the lighthouse parking (€ 3 Fort), is useful for performing his visit (any) but especially to discover the wild nature that surrounds it. The Cap Fréhel is an exceptional and site staple of Côtes d'Armor which you will discover photographs and reviews on Tripadvisor in the rubriique: "Cap Fréhel".
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  • Very nice site to visit. Views of Fort the Latte and sides beautiful sauvage.une promenade.
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