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 (235)

BernardJ47 on February 23, 2013

LIKE. Witaj Genevieve. To piękne zdjęcie. Ładny widok i niesamowity turkusowy kolor wody. Pozdrowienia z Polski. Bernard

psonja on February 27, 2013

J'aime ♥ L

un bonjour de Sonja

timek on April 10, 2013

Beautiful photo. Like & fav. Greetings, timek

andrew brown on April 20, 2013

Excellent panoramic view, wonderful composition!
Best wishes, András

MarioTs - NO Views on May 31, 2013

Ciaooo... it is really a dream! ))



Patrick Barreaux on August 5, 2013

fav 45 like 210. C'est magnifique, Genevieve j'adore les nuances de bleu du ciel et de l'océan. Amitiés Patrick

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 Gene 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