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Good Morning Friends,

My photograph shows the Ploumanac'h lighthouse (officially the Mean Ruz lighthouse) and is an active lighthouse in Côtes-d'Armor, France.

The structure is very striking, composed from the surrounding pink granite, and marks the entrance to the channel leading to the port of Ploumanac'h.

The first Ploumanac'h lighthouse was built in 1860 but this was destroyed in 1944. It was 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.

This bridge, which I have termed 'bridging the gap', is built from the local pink granite and joins together the rocks upon which the lighthouse is built and the rocks from the inland approach. Sadly, the lighthouse is closed to the public. It would give spectacular views across the sea and the small islands opposite.


I will add a wider view of the lighthouse as a workshop here .

I find it hard to believe that it is nearly six years since I was here! Not only was the scenery amazing, so too, was the weather!

Keep safe, everyone, and enjoy sharing photographs on TE, Bev :-)

ikeharel, jean113, holmertz, jhm, Fis2, johnjmoe, sacimar, ktanska, PiotrF has marked this note useful

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