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Ploumanac'h LIghthouse, Ploumanac'h
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The Ploumanac'h lighthouse is an active lighthouse in Côtes-d'Armor, France, located in Perros-Guirec. The lighthouse is closed to the public.The structure is composed of pink granite, and marks the entrance to the channel leading to the port of Ploumanac'h.HistoryThe 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.EtymologyThe lighthouse gets its common name from the nearby town of Ploumanac’h, meaning “church of the monks” in Breton. The official name of “Mean Ruz” comes from the Breton cacographic phrase Men Ruz, meaning “red stone”.
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  • One of the mandatory points of travel. In good weather, this place is reminiscent of a scene from a fairy tale or from another planet. The coast is doing a lot of feeling and makes you want to like be there for a long time staring at the surrounding colours blue and sandstone. I recommend especially the visit during low tide.
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  • Family visit this afternoon on the way to customs. Set of blocks of granite great... but... There is a little something "disturbing". A lot of people. Finally not very big site and a side "tourist"... That we don't get me wrong. It is superb. But what about once one has tasted the almost mystical wild beauty of the country for Abers to Plouguerneau, 70 km to the West at 20 km from Brest; Site one hundred times bigger and especially wild and very little tourism. Small coves everywhere and monoliths to sight loss. So, in summary: Site very beautiful but for me, it will only be once.
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  • The site is beautiful to do the weather for the walk with the Customs trail the shape of the rocks is surprising and or find a nice restaurant
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