Phare Saint-Mathieu

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

Phare de Saint-Mathieu© Philippe Dessante
Phare de Saint-Mathieu© stibou5
Phare de Saint-Mathieu© Philippe Dessante
Phare de Saint-Mathieu© David Fernández
  • 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
    • English
  • Accepted customers
    • Individuals
    • Groups
Services
  • Activities
    • Temporary exhibitions
  • Services
    • Boutique
Rates
Payment methods
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  • Cheques and giro cheques
  • Holiday cheques
  • Cash
  • Rates 2019
  • Rates 2020
  • Standard rate - adult full price
    From 3,5 €
  • Child rate
    From 1,5 €
  • Child rate
    From 0 €
  • Reduce rate
    From 3 €
  • Standard rate - adult full price
    From 3,5 €
  • Child rate
    From 1,5 €
  • Reduce rate
    From 3 €
Openings
Openings
  • From April 6, 2019 until May 12, 2019
  • From May 18, 2019 until May 19, 2019
  • From May 25, 2019 until May 26, 2019
  • From May 30, 2019 until September 30, 2019
  • From October 19, 2019 until November 3, 2019
  • From November 9, 2019 until November 11, 2019
  • From December 21, 2019 until January 5, 2020
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