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Phare des Héaux de Bréhat
27-NOV-2008

Phare des Héaux de Bréhat

near Pleubian, France

The tower, designed by Léonce Reynaud (who later was the head of the French lighthouse service for over 30 years), was originally 168 feet tall. The top portion (about 15 m) was blown up by the Germans during World War II; when it was rebuilt, the equivalent of one story was added along with a new lantern, bringing the total height to 57 m feet and making this one of France's tallest lighthouses. This lighthouse guides ships bound for the Tréguier estuary to the west or the Trieux estuary to the east.

ARLHS Number: FRA-021
Admirality Number: A1738
NGA Number: 114-7844
Build: 1840
Construction: stone
Height: 57 m
GPS: 48 54 38 / -3 05 22


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