The lighthouse on the Côte de Granit Rose
|Year first constructed||1860 (first)|
|Year first lit||1948 (current)|
|Construction||red granite tower|
|Tower shape||tapered square tower with balcony and lantern|
|Markings / pattern||unpainted tower, red lantern|
|Tower height||49 feet (15 m)|
|Focal height||85 feet (26 m)|
|Range||12 nautical mile, 9 nautical mile|
|Characteristic||Occ. W R 4s|
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 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".
- Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of France: Brittany's North Coast". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 22 January 2016.
- Fiche du phare sur le site de l'inventaire de Bretagne Archived 28 October 2013 at Wikiwix
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