Phare Saint-Mathieu

A must-see site in Northern Finistère
Historic site and monument, Museum, Maritime at Plougonvelin

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From :  3,5 Full-fare
  • This is the westernmost point of mainland France. Full of history and memories, the lighthouse at Pointe Saint-Mathieu is a symbolic monument for all the sailors of Brittany.

    Pointe Saint-Mathieu is a site rich with history, nature and heritage.  This is a wonderful place for walks and sightseeing, with the GR34 walking trail nearby, as well as the Iroise Marine Park. There's also an abbey that dates back to the 16th Century, the abbey museum, the lighthouse, the National Memorial to sailors lost at sea, and the semaphore. The panoramic views are a great reward for climbing the 163 steps. This lighthouse has been lit since 1835. It is 37 metres high, and its white light flashes across the ocean every 15 seconds. With a range of 29 miles, it indicates the route that will take you into the narrows of Brest harbour. The lighthouse was electrified in 1937 and fully automated in 1996. The last lighthouse keeper left in 2006. The Saint-Mathieu Lighthouse has been classed as a historical monument since November 2010.
  • Environment
    • At the seaside
    • Nearby trekking route  :  GR34
  • Spoken languages
    • fr*
    • English
  • Accepted customers
    • Individuals
    • Groups
Services
  • Activities
    • Temporary exhibitions
  • Services
    • Boutique
Rates
Payment methods
  • Cartes de paiement
  • Chèques bancaires et postaux
  • Chèques Vacances
  • Espèces
  • Rates 2020
  • Rates 2021
  • Standard rate - adult full price
    From 3,5 €
  • Child rate
    From 1,5 €
  • Reduce rate
    From 3 €
  • Child rate
  • Standard rate - adult full price
    3,5 €
  • Child rate
    1,5 €
  • Reduce rate
    3 €
Openings
Openings
  • From January 1, 2020 until January 5, 2020
  • From April 4, 2020 until April 26, 2020
  • From May 1, 2020 until May 3, 2020
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