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Name: Pointe des Poulains Lighthouse  

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Also known as: Les Poulains Lighthouse

Nearest Town or City:
Quiberon, , France

Location: North end of Belle-île, off south coast of Brittany.

Managing Organization:
Bureau des Phares et Balises


The first lens from this lighthouse is at the Goulphar Museum. A famous photo of this lighthouse by Phillip Plisson ("Coup De Vent Sur Les Poulains") was taken during a storm on November 26, 1996. (See Near the lighthouse is a fort bought by the actress Sarah Bernhardt in 1893.

Tower Height: 60

Height of Focal Plane: 111

Characteristic and Range: Flashing white every 5 seconds, visible for 23 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: White square tower attached to dwelling, red lantern.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1899

Date Present Tower Built: 1899

Date Automated: 1987

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? No.


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