Dreamy Bay in Brittany, view on Virgin Island Lighthouse, near Plouguerneau, Finistère, France (panorama 3 photos)

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The Ile Vierge is an 6-hectare (15-acre) islet lying 1.5 km (0.93 mi) off the north-west coast of Brittany, opposite the village of Lilia. It is in the commune of Plouguerneau, in the département of Finistère, the location of the tallest stone lighthouse in Europe, and the tallest "traditional lighthouse" in the world. The International Hydrographic Organization specifies Ile Vierge as marking the south-western limit of the English Channel. About 1450, the Conventual Franciscans established an abbey on the island. The name ''Ile Vierge'' probably comes from a chapel dedicated to Virgin Mary. In 1507, the monks moved to Aber Wrac'h on the mainland. In 1844, the French state purchased the island. What a place!

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Comments (229)

denisbaranoff on August 7, 2013

Fantastic! Add to Fav.

Yuri O. on August 8, 2013

Beautiful picture, composition and light!

L 212 + F 47

Greetings from Ukraine, Yuri.

Walter.Maurer on October 1, 2013

Another great panorama! Need to go there once.


HankaW on October 31, 2013

Remarkable panorama view. Favorite. Greetings, Hanka

Miguel Santamaria on November 1, 2013

What a nice panorama! The clouds play an important role in this superb photo. I like it! Regards, Miguel

GWHoffman on November 25, 2013

Amazing place and beautiful capture. LK-217

Regards, Glenn

hschwe on February 5, 2014

Great picture, *genevieve *!! Excellent panorama!!

Like and Favorite !

Kind greetings from Lower Rhine, Helmut

Thank you all very much for your very kind comments and score;)).

DAVID TEANI on April 8, 2014

très belle capture de ce paysage magnifique .....




choniron NO VIEWS on May 13, 2014

Wow, fantastic place, LK, best wishes.

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Photo taken in 1027 Pors Grac H, 29880 Plouguerneau, France

Photo details

  • Uploaded on November 30, 2011
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Genevieve M.
    • Camera: Canon EOS 450D
    • Taken on 2010/07/27 16:07:44
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/250)
    • Focal Length: 18.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/8.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100