Petit Minou Lighthouse, Plouzané, France (with Map & Photos)

Located in Plouzané, a Breton municipality of Finistère, the Petit Minou lighthouse takes place on the north coast of the Brest ravine, on a rock that juts out into the sea, opposite the fort of the same name and connected by a stone bridge to su As a common commune, the maritime building indicates the route to follow to enter the bay for ships wishing to go to the port of Brest.

Petit Minou Lighthouse
Petit Minou Lighthouse

Built in the mid-19th century, it was fully automated in the late 1980s. Built in ashlar masonry from Aber Ildut, this cylindrical tower rises to a height of twenty-six meters from the ground.

Petit Minou Lighthouse
Petit Minou Lighthouse

The Petit Minou lighthouse would take its name from Breton, min, which means mouth or mouth, which would become kitten in the plural. At the front of the latter, it is also possible to admire a white tower that once served as a traffic light tower for the Navy, before it was moved to the tip of Portzic in 1984.

Petit Minou Lighthouse Map