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Name: Ile Vierge Light (new)   Map it!

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Nearest Town or City:
Plouguerneau, , France

Location: English Channel, off Finistère, Brittany coast.

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Photo: Ronald Wöhrn

Managing Organization:
Bureau des Phares et Balises

This is among the tallest stone lighthouses in the world. There are 365 steps to the top, plus another 35 to reach the lantern room.

Tower Height: 271

Height of Focal Plane: 253

Characteristic and Range: Flashing white every 5 seconds, visible for 27 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: Conical granite tower.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1845

Date Present Tower Built: 1902

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? By arrangement.

Mapquest URL: Click here to get a map to this lighthouse!

Keepers: Jeraid Le Gall (?-present), Jean Malgorn (?-present)


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