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Name: Grand Léjon Light   Map it!

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Nearest Town or City:
Saint Quay Portrieux, , France

Location: Côtes d'Armor département; about 9 miles NE of Saint Quay Portrieux, in the Baie de Saint Brieuc.

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Photo: Courtesy of Michel Forand

Managing Organization:
Bureau des Phares et Balises

This is one of France's more remote offshore lighthouses and was considered one of the more difficult stations to live in. The tower was originally built between 1857 and 1862 as a daymark. The French Navy requested a light, but it took nearly two decades before the tower was turned into a lighthouse.

Tower Height: 82

Height of Focal Plane: 56

Characteristic and Range: Five flashes every 20 seconds; range 18 nautical miles (white sector) and 14 nm (red sector).

Description of Tower: Red conical masonry tower with white bands.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1881

Date Present Tower Built: 1881

Date Automated: 1987

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? No.

Accessible only by boat.

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