Bureau des Phares et Balises
This is one of France's more remote offshore lighthouses and was considered one of the more difficult stations to live in. The tower was originally built between 1857 and 1862 as a daymark. The French Navy requested a light, but it took nearly two decades before the tower was turned into a lighthouse.
Tower Height: 82
Height of Focal Plane: 56
Characteristic and Range: Five flashes every 20 seconds; range 18 nautical miles (white sector) and 14 nm (red sector).
Description of Tower: Red conical masonry tower with white bands.
This light is operational
Date Established: 1881
Date Present Tower Built: 1881
Date Automated: 1987
Current Use: Active aid to navigation.
Open To Public? No.
Accessible only by boat.
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