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Phare Saint-Mathieu

  • Historical sites and monuments

Facing the sea of ​​Iroise, Pointe Saint-Mathieu is a place of walk of the most pleasant. 37 m high (58 m above sea level), the Saint-Mathieu lighthouse was built in 1835 because of the dilapidation of the abbey tower. Built in granite from the Aber Ildut, it signals the road to follow to enter the Brest Gully. Its 1 white flash every 15 seconds reaches a range of 29 miles (about 55 km). The visit of Lighthouse Saint-Mathieu: After having climbed the 163 steps, discovery of the Fresnel lens, a 360 ° panorama of the Iroise Sea, its islands and ten lighthouses, which are commented by a guide. Then, the visit continues with the temporary exhibition located on the ground floor of the lighthouse. To see on the site: the museum of the abbey, the national memorial of the dead sailors for France and the historical course. Opening period: || Spring break: 14h-18h30, 6d / 7on except Tuesday, from 6th April to 5th May 2019 || May: 14h-18h30, from 6th to 12th and weekends from 18th, 19th, 25th and 26 + Ascension 30 and 31 || June: 14h-18h30, 6j / 7 except Tuesday, from 1st to 30th June 2019 || July: 10h-19h30, 7d / 7 || August: 10h-19h30, 7d / 7 || september: 14h -18h30, 6d / 7on except on Tuesday, from 1st to 30th September 2019 || All Saints holidays and bank holidays in November: 14h-17h30, 6d / 7 except on Tuesday, from 19th October to 3rd November 2019 and 9th, 10th and November 11, 2019 Christmas holidays: 14h-17h30, 6d / 7, except December 25th and January 1st, from December 21st 2019 to January 5th 2020 The "nights of the lighthouse": May 2019: from 9:30 pm to midnight, the May 2, 2019 July 2019: from 9:30 pm to midnight, July 16 and 30, 2019 August 2019: from 9:30 pm to midnight, August 13 and 27, 2019


  • By the sea


  • Shop


  • Temporary exhibitions

Disabled access

  • no

Pets allowed

  • yes

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Type min max condition
Base rate - full rate adult3,5
Child rate1,5
Child rate0
From 06/04/2019 to 12/05/2019
From 18/05/2019 to 19/05/2019
From 25/05/2019 to 26/05/2019
From 30/05/2019 to 31/05/2019
From 01/06/2019 to 30/09/2019
From 19/10/2019 to 03/11/2019
From 09/11/2019 to 11/11/2019
From 21/12/2019 to 05/01/2020
From 06/04/2019 to 12/05/2019
From 01/06/2019 to 30/09/2019

29217 Plougonvelin

Phone contact

02 98 89 00 17

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