Sept-Îles Lighthouse

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By Raphodon - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=25713199
By Raphodon - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=25713199
The Sept-Iles lighthouse is located on Ile aux Moines ( an French island of the Sept-Îles archipelago in the English Channel. ), the only island in the Sept-Iles archipelago where you can disembark. It was built next to the ruins of an 18th century fort.

The first lighthouse, a round tower, was lit in May 1835 and then replaced in 1854 by a square tower 5 meters higher, attached to the first tower.
Destroyed on August 4, 1944 it was rebuilt in 1949 and re-lit in July 1952. In 1957, it used wind energy for power supply. Its wind turbine is the most powerful in a lighthouse in France.
The lighthouse is 20 meters high. It is built next to the ruins of an 18th century fort whose function was to combat piracy and smuggling.
The Lighthouse of Sept-Iles is a monument located in the town of Tregastel (Cotes-d’Armor, Brittany). It is an attraction for holidaymakers during a stay in the region.,It is one of the last French lighthouses at sea to be guarded and can be visited.

Access : Coordinates: 48.878611, -3.49 / The Sept-Iles lighthouse is located on Ile aux Moines, three miles off Perros-Guirec in the Cotes d’Armor.

Highlights :

  •  Construction: 1887 , height: 20 m ,Sea height: 59 m , Range: 24 nautical miles ,Fire 3 white flashes every 15 seconds ,Lamp: 650 W halogen , Automated in 2007 – April 1957: installation of wind turbines, the first in France, Can not be visited since August 2007
  •  The island is accessible, but the lighthouse is closed to the public.- the only island in the Sept-Iles archipelago where you can disembark. It was built next to the ruins of an 18th century fort, the Fort des Sept-Iles, whose function was to combat piracy and smuggling.

Activities : sightseeing / photography, environmental interpretation, landscape observation

Go next : Ploumanac’h Lighthouse , an active lighthouse in Cotes-d’Armor, France, located in Perros-Guirec. / Dinan ,  a medieval town in the department of Cotes-d’Amor, a very  popular with many visitors because of its picturesque timber houses.

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