Photos taken in the "Côtes d’Armor" - France


Pink Granite Coast

Discover my latest photos taken on the pink granite coast, while walking the customs officers' trail between Perros-Guirrec and Trébeurden, in a very cold winter.

On the moor as at sea, the coast becomes coppery and as if sculpted by the enormous blocks of pink granite with shapes sometimes defying the laws of gravity, creating a unique setting.

"Granite is the result of a localized increase in the temperature of the earth's mantle which rises into the earth's crust. When the magma cools, it crystallizes and forms granite. Erosion does the rest: it makes granite appear on the surface of the Earth and sculpts these enormous rocks. Unlike other Brittany granites, pink granite gets its color from the presence of iron oxide impurities."

Near Pointe de Squéouel, a ruined powder magazine, built in the 17th century and backed by an enormous block of granite, was used to house the powder needed for the battery. 

The Pors Kamor cove, also called Ploumanac'h cove, is the only place always afloat in Ploumanac'h, its interior port being only accessible at high tide. The cove has housed the slipway and the SNSM lifeboat building since December 22, 1912.

The Ploumanac'h lighthouse located in Perros-Guirec, officially the Mean Ruz lighthouse, is a building constructed of pink granite with a height of 15 meters, which indicates the entrance to the channel leading to the port of Ploumanac'h in Perros -Guirec. It takes its name Mean Ruz from the Brittany expression "Men Ruz", meaning red stone.

Near the lighthouse, the Devil's Chapel, decorated with its granite chimeras, which mainly served as a boathouse.