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Saint-Mathieu lighthouse

St Mathieu, 29217 Plougonvelin, France

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About Saint-Mathieu lighthouse

The Saint-Mathieu lighthouse is located at the end of the tip of the same name at the Plougonvelin, in Brittany, north of the harbor of Brest. It was built in 1835 on the site of an old abbey, and it is one of the most important French coast lighthouses. It was later electrified in 1932 and automated in 1996. One of the prime attractions in this locality which paves light to history.


Attractions near Saint-Mathieu lighthouse

Pointe Saint-Mathieu0.18km from Saint-Mathieu lighthouse

A beautiful coast which was famous for its lighthouse and a beautiful abbey. This is a place which is very nice to see with its cliffs and the coast is very calm and also you can explore the beauty of the sea and the historic lighthouse stands as a majestic building which increases the beauty of this area. Nice place for a walk and you can get away from the busy daily lives.

Le Phare du Petit Minou11.59km from Saint-Mathieu lighthouse

A beautiful lighthouse which was located at  Plouzané, a Breton municipality of Finistère. Built-in the mid-nineteenth century, it was fully automated in the late 1980s. It was located on a rock advanced to sea on the northern coast of the Brest gully. One of the nice places to spend some beautiful time. This beautiful lighthouse was built in the early year of the nineteenth-century and later it was automated in the year 1980.

Pen Hir Point13.85km from Saint-Mathieu lighthouse

One of the tallest cliffs on the Brittany coast which is as tall as 70 metres high. There is also a Monument to the Bretons of Free France buit there. It was created in 1949-1951 by architect Jean-Baptiste Mathon and sculptor Victor-François Bazin.

Tour Vauban14.36km from Saint-Mathieu lighthouse

The Vauban tower is a defensive polygonal tower built on a master plan by Vauban and erected on the Sillon at Camaret-Sur-Mer, of which it appears on the coat of arms. It is a prototype of the best restored of boxes at sea in battery low and turn groove built by Vauban, with the original plaster that covers, made from crushed brick.

Molène15.68km from Saint-Mathieu lighthouse

Molene is an island which was very beautiful and is ideal for families with young children.  It is on foot that you will stroll on the island over the 13 stages of a varied route.  The community and only port are located to the east of the island. One of the nice area to wander and also you can enjoy the beauty of this area and The community and only port are located to the east of the island and the water is from the rainwater catchment.

Château de Dinan18.1km from Saint-Mathieu lighthouse

A majestic castle which was built in 1382 by John IV of Montfort, Duke of Brittany. It stands on the Medieval rampart of the town. It was an example of the ancient architecture of France and also it paves light to the ancient history of this area. The castle was listed for protection as a monument historique in 1886. It is owned by the commune and houses the local museum.

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Brittany is the farthest west of the regions of Metropolitan France. It is named after the historic and geographic region of Brittany