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Unique scenery

A unique scenery in Brittany (and maybe even world-wide): a tall lighthouse next to the ruins of a... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2018
Wurzburg, Germany
Lighthouse and Abbey Ruins

Well worth a visit to see the ruins of an abbey, a lighthouse, and a monument. You will enjoy the... read more

Reviewed 31 March 2018
Arvid O
Palm Coast, Florida
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Après avoir gravi les 163 marches, vous y découvrirez la lentille du phare, un panorama à 360° sur la mer d’Iroise, ses îles et sa dizaine de phares, qui vous seront commentés par un guide. Poursuivez ensuite votre visite par l'exposition « Plonger...more
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Pointe St Mathieu, 29217, Plougonvelin, France
+33 2 98 89 00 17
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Reviewed 15 September 2018

A unique scenery in Brittany (and maybe even world-wide): a tall lighthouse next to the ruins of a massive medieval abbey church ... nice coastline that invites to a walk and offers beautiful views of the abbey.

Thank LiciniusCrassus
Reviewed 31 March 2018

Well worth a visit to see the ruins of an abbey, a lighthouse, and a monument. You will enjoy the walk along the spectacular seaside cliffs.

Thank Arvid O
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Fun outing for kids with quite a few steps to climb. View is great. My kids enjoyed it so much they now want to climb all the lighthouse.

Thank TheCroguy
Reviewed 22 July 2017

Easy to find and parking free. There are the ruins of the 11th Century Abbey, a working lighthouse, great coastal views and walks and, nearby, a museum in a former German coast defence bunker. The Abbey and lighthouse are very well presented with information boards...More

Thank Ian L
Reviewed 14 June 2017

I have already commented on the monastery, but cannot fail to mention the Marine Memorial about 100 yards away. There are at least 3 rooms underground, each has photos of dead Sailos from the war. Up the winding stairs is a 180* view. And an...More

Thank Patricia C
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Both from the sea from the ferry from Brest or the views from land... Impressive on stormy days with big waves

Thank jta2705
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Interessting to learn something about the history and a fantastic climb. If you're lucky (which we were) you have a great view of 'half the coast' of Brittany!

Thank JoMa1971
Reviewed 9 July 2016

For 3.5 euro, you can climb 168 steps up a lighthouse, which overlooks the Irish Sea and the beautiful town of Saint Mathieu. A lovely employee stood at the top and she offered to answer any questions we had about the area. Unbeatable views of...More

Thank Jennifer J
Reviewed 9 July 2015

We caught the last guide tour to climb the lighthouse around 18h. The staffs are really nice. The view is perfect. If you want to buy the models of the lighthouse, the boutique is the place. Comparing with those in the souvenir shop in the...More

Thank Shanmei0615
Reviewed 30 April 2015

A lighthouse with an abbey in a cliff facing the Atlantic ocean surrounded by a green field well signed and with useful trails. I was pleased to be able to walk inside the ruins of the abbey without having to pay a ticket. cannot say...More

Thank Joao M
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