Petit Minou Lighthouse

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Petit Minou Lighthouse
Phare du Petit Minou
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The lighthouse in July 2004
Petit Minou Lighthouse is located in Roadstead of Brest
Petit Minou Lighthouse
Location of the lighthouse
Petit Minou Lighthouse is located in Brittany
Petit Minou Lighthouse
Petit Minou Lighthouse (Brittany)
Petit Minou Lighthouse is located in France
Petit Minou Lighthouse
Petit Minou Lighthouse (France)
LocationGoulet de Brest, Finistère, France
Coordinates48°20′12″N 4°36′51″W / 48.336667°N 4.614167°W / 48.336667; -4.614167
Year first constructed1848
Constructiongranite tower
Tower shapecylindrical tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / patternwhite tower the seaward side, red lantern
Tower height22 metres (72 ft)
Focal height32 metres (105 ft)
Range19 nmi (35 km)
CharacteristicFl (2) W R 6s.
Admiralty numberD0790
NGA number0152
ARLHS numberFRA-032
France numberFR-0652
Heritagebien recensé dans l'inventaire général du patrimoine culturel Edit this on Wikidata

The Petit Minou Lighthouse (Phare du Petit Minou) is a lighthouse in the roadstead of Brest, standing in front of the Fort du Petit Minou, in the commune of Plouzané. By aligning it with the Phare du Portzic, it shows the safe route to follow for ships to enter the roadstead.[1] It also has a red signal that indicates a dangerous sector around the plateau of les Fillettes (literally "the girls"), one of the submerged rocks in the Goulet de Brest — sailors remember this by using the mnemonic "Le Minou rougit quand il couvre les Fillettes" (the Minou blushes when he covers les Fillettes").

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  1. ^ Rowlett, Russ (30 March 2014). "Lighthouses of Brittany: Southern Finistère". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 5 July 2015.

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