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Ploumanac'h LIghthouse, Ploumanac'h

Categories: Lighthouses, Tourist Spots
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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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  • I love trudge on the rocks. What's better than Ploumanac'h ' h? And although Ploumanac'h ' h with a great sun for a late September! So gold during the tourist season. I came several times when I was smaller, but I always take full view. As I became a fan of photo (I start) this is an awesome place to do very beautiful shots. There is also many photographer at the level of the lighthouse! If you're in Brittany this place and for me a must!
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  • A special atmosphere... The path of the Customs officers is a must to enjoy small beaches, the lighthouse and the ocean view... simply stunning!
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  • The small walk to the Lighthouse is worthwhile in any case - the lighthouse completes the spectacular scenery on the pink granite coast
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