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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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  • Visited in July 2015, made the trail of customs, beautiful place with its rocks of colors gray to reddish and that blends beautifully with the blue of the ocean. Old houses, old Lighthouse are to be seen. Place of beautiful Brittany.
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  • The only pink granite coast, bathed in Sunshine sunset, anything goes on a trip from Italy. The most incredible shapes and sizes of rocks make it supernatural, leaving viewers the feeling of being on another planet. The lighthouse, walkable, completes this beautiful frame giving it that marine charm that makes ploumanac'h one of the places to visit in life!
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  • He must discover this site late in the day when the last rays of sunlight come ignite rocks! The colors of this pink granite coast become flamboyant beauty! Access to the lighthouse very easy.
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