Monday, 18 January 2016

France: Lighthouses of Brittany

Some days ago, I received some nice cards with Lighthouses on them. All of them are located in Brittany (French: Bretagne). Brittany is a cultural region in the north-west of France. It is bordered by the English Channel to the north, the Celtic Sea and the Atlantic Ocean to the west, and the Bay of Biscay to the south.

On the first card, you can see "The Phare de Nividic", which is one of three major lightouses on Ouessant in Brittany.



Stamps:
5x Definitive Issue New Marianne (3 x 0,10 Cent + 2 x 0,01 Cent) - Issued: 15-07-13
Roosters of France (from a set of 4) - Issued: 13-11-2015


The second card shows Les Pierres Noires. It was built between 1867 and 1871. It secures and lights Saint Mathieu fore land and path since May 1st 1872.



Stamps:
5x Definitive Issue New Marianne (3 x 0,10 Cent + 2 x 0,01 Cent) - Issued: 15-07-13
Roosters of France (from a set of 4) - Issued: 13-11-2015


The third and last one shows Ar Men ("the rock" in Breton) Lighthouse. It is located at one end of the Chaussée de l'Île de Sein, at the west end of Brittany. It shares its name with the rock on which it was erected between 1867 and 1881.Ar Men is one of the best known lighthouses because of its isolated situation and the considerable difficulties its construction has presented, and the danger in evacuating its personnel. Considered as one of the most challenging workplaces by the community of lighthouse keepers.



Stamps:
5x Definitive Issue New Marianne (3 x 0,10 Cent + 2 x 0,01 Cent) - Issued: 15-07-13
Roosters of France (from a set of 4) - Issued: 13-11-2015

Many thanks to Stéphane for this great cards!

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