The Lighthouse of Saint-Mathieu

13 December 2014 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

Abbay and lighthouse of Saint-Mathieu © Pline/cc-by-sa-3.0

Abbay and lighthouse of Saint-Mathieu © Pline/cc-by-sa-3.0

The Saint-Mathieu lighthouse is a lighthouse located on Pointe Saint-Mathieu in Plougonvelin, around Brest in Finistère. The lighthouse is open to the public. Saint-Mathieu was built in 1835 among the ruins of the ancient Abbaye Saint-Mathieu de Fine-Terre. It is a major lighthouse of the French coast, with a theoretical range of 29 nautical miles (around 55 km). It was classified as a monument historique on 23 May 2011.   read more…

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