Ploumanac'h Lighthouse

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Ploumanac'h Lighthouse
France Cotes d Armor Cote de granit rose 12.jpg
The lighthouse on the Côte de Granit Rose
Ploumanac'h Lighthouse is located in France
Ploumanac'h Lighthouse
Coordinates48°50′15″N 3°29′00″W / 48.83750°N 3.48333°W / 48.83750; -3.48333Coordinates: 48°50′15″N 3°29′00″W / 48.83750°N 3.48333°W / 48.83750; -3.48333
Year first constructed1860 (first)
Year first lit1948 (current)
Constructionred granite tower
Tower shapetapered square tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / patternunpainted tower, red lantern
Tower height49 feet (15 m)
Focal height85 feet (26 m)
Range12 nautical mile, 9 nautical mile Edit this on Wikidata
CharacteristicOcc. W R 4s
Admiralty numberA1784
NGA number7800
ARLHS numberFRA-351[1]

The Ploumanac'h Lighthouse (officially the Mean Ruz Lighthouse[2]) is an active lighthouse in Côtes-d'Armor, France, located in Perros-Guirec. The lighthouse is closed to the public.

The structure is composed of pink granite, and marks the entrance to the channel leading to the port of Ploumanac'h.


The first Ploumanac'h Lighthouse dates from 1860. This was destroyed in 1944, and replaced by the current lighthouse in 1946. The present-day version was planned by architect Henry Auffret, and built by Martin et frère (a local construction company).

The lighthouse offers a direct view of Château de Costaérès, l'île Renote and Jentilez.


The lighthouse gets its common name from the nearby town of Ploumanac'h, meaning "monk's pool" in Breton. The official name of "Mean Ruz" comes from the Breton cacographic phrase Maen Ruz, meaning "red stone".

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  1. ^ Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of France: Brittany's North Coast". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 22 January 2016.
  2. ^ Fiche du phare sur le site de l'inventaire de Bretagne Archived 28 October 2013 at Wikiwix

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