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Name: Rosédo Light   Map it!

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Nearest Town or City:
Bréhat, , France

Location: Côtes d'Armor département; on the SW side of Bréhat Island, north of Paimpol.

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Photo: Ronald Wöhrn
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Managing Organization:
Bureau des Phares et Balises

The two lighthouses on Ïle de Bréhat (Le Rosédo and Le Paon) were built and established at the same time. Both lighthouses were destroyed by German troops during World War II and rebuilt in the late 1940s.

Tower Height: 43

Height of Focal Plane: 95

Characteristic and Range: White flash every 5 seconds; range 20 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: Stone tower, semi-circular and painted white on the side facing the sea, square at the rear, attached to a two-story dwelling; post light at the top of the tower.

This light is operational

Earlier Towers?
1860: Square stone tower attached to the front of a two-story rectangular dwelling (destroyed August 1944).

Date Established: 1860

Date Present Tower Built: 1948

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? No.

The lighthouse is only a few feet from the road and can easily be seen from there.

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