Le Phare du Petit Minou, Plouzane

Lighthouse · Tourist Spot
The Phare du Petit Minou is a lighthouse in the roadstead of Brest, standing in front of the Fort du Petit Minou, in the commune of Plouzané. By aligning it with the phare du Portzic, it shows the safe route to follow for ships to enter the roadstead. It also has a red signal that indicates a dangerous sector around the plateau of les Fillettes (literally the girls), one of the submerged rocks in the goulet of Brest — sailors remember this by using the mnemonic "the Minou blushes when he covers les Fillettes".
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  • Easy parking, fantastic sea view, iconic light houses and unexpected WWII bunkers. Well worth a visit even if the lighting is not quiet right for photography.  more »
  • Nice place to stop to visit and take pictures. You walk through the small fort to the lighthouse. Beautiful view on the sea. Parking just before. Walking paths around. Free.  more »
  • The moment we visited 'Le phare du Petit Minou' it was very misty. So we feared we would not be able to see much but this was not the case. The mist made the experience even better and more mysterious.
  • Wonderful, but not well linked. Anyway good walk!
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