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Name: Vieille Light   Map it!

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Also known as: Phare de la Vieille

Also known as: La Vieille Light

Nearest Town or City:
Plogoff, , France

Location: Off Pointe du Raz, South Brittany.

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

This lighthouse replaced a lighthouse built at Pointe de Raz in 1839. That tower still stands and serves as a signal station.

Tower Height: 88

Height of Focal Plane: 108

Characteristic and Range: Occulting three times every 12 seconds (2 + 1 pattern); range 18 (white), 13 (red), and 14 (green) nautical miles.

Description of Tower: Square pyramidal stone tower.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1887

Date Present Tower Built: 1887

Fog Signal: Horn; 3 blasts every 60 seconds.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? No.

This lighthouse can be seen from Pointe de Raz.

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