Saint-Mathieu Lighthouse

Local namePhare de Saint-Mathieu
LocationPlougonvelin, France

The Saint-Mathieu Lighthouse is a lighthouse located on Pointe Saint-Mathieu in Plougonvelin, around Brest in Finistère. The lighthouse is open to the public.

Saint-Mathieu was built in 1835 among the ruins of the ancient Abbaye Saint-Mathieu de Fine-Terre. It is a major lighthouse of the French coast, with a theoretical range of 29 nautical miles.

Along with the Kermorvan Lighthouse, it signals the direction of the Chenal du Four, which transient ships used to follow on a north-south axis before the creation of the Rail d'Ouessant. Saint-Mathieu's alignment with the Portzic Lighthouse also indicates the route for entrance to the Goulet de Brest.

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More information and contact


Address 5 Rue des Moines, Saint-Mathieu 29217, France

Coordinates 48°19'47.536" N -4°46'15.192" E

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