Île Vierge lighthouse

Historic sites and monuments
Ile Vierge credit Alexandre Lamoureux
Antoine and Ninon - Virgin Island- @Lenaig Mevel Photographe-1
Credit Isabelle Lallemand
Opaline lighthouse l'île Vierge Plouguerneau credit Paul & Malo

Why take advantage?

In northern Finistère, between the English Channel and the Iroise Sea, a giant of the seas watches over the open sea. In Plouguerneau, the Île Vierge lighthouse is a precious landmark for sailors. Lit in 1902, Europe's tallest lighthouse (82.5m) illuminates the horizon with a white glow every 5 seconds over a distance of almost 50 kms.
At the heart of this solid tower: 12,500 opaline plaques on the wall and 397 steps! The reward at the top is an exceptional panorama of the Abers region. Guarded until 2010, it is now automated and controlled by the Créac'h lighthouse on Ouessant.
Open from April to October, depending on the tide, access by boat or kayak.
Guided tour of the lighthouse (fee payable): Pays des Abers Tourist Office (prices and booking on www.abers-tourisme.com).

Classified or listed (CNMHS)
Theme(s) : Lighthouse and beacon

Main services

  • Groups accepted

Spoken language(s)

  • French
  • German
  • English

We like

The situation:
  • By the sea
  • Close to a beach
  • Close to shops
  • On the outskirts of the city
  • On an island
Ideal for : Heritage, Unplugged vacations, for two, with friends, with children
Suitable for : getting on the water, moving, seeing the sea
Children's rate

ages 5 to 12

Base rate - Adult Full rate
Large family rate

2 adults and 3 children

Reduced rate

student, job-seeker

Prices for visiting the lighthouse
Add cost of crossing with the Vedette des Abers

Means of payment

  • Bank and postal cheques
  • Vacation vouchers
  • Species

Opening hours

  • From 01/04/2024 to 31/10/2024
Historic sites and monuments

Île Vierge lighthouse

Virgin Island Lieu-dit Kastell Ac'h
29880 Plouguerneau
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