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Pointe Saint-Mathieu Plougonvelin Reviews
Saint-Mathieu Lighthouse & Abbey Aug 12, 2010
The Pointe Saint-Mathieu has a gorgeous point of view on the western end of France.
Ruins of an abbey can be visited. French visitors may have seen them on TV as the tv series Dolmen used them.
The abbey used to be quite important around the 12th century. There is a museum near the ruins with a model of what it looked like and a movie about the History of the place.
The coast is really unfriendly and there used to be a fire from the tower of the abbey to light it.
Since 1835, a lighthouse is built close to the ruins.
There is also a semaphore, the first one was built in 1806 and the second one, closer to the coast, a century later in 1906.
Saint-Mathieu lighthouse is 37m high, elevated at 58m. It can be visited. From the top, when the weather is good, the panorama is awesome:
Brest harbour, Crozon peninsula, Pointe du Raz, Molène Islands, Ouessant, Béniguet.
Lighthouse + museum is 3€ for adults. Add 1€ and you can visit Trezien lighthouse, few kilometers away.
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