The Petit Minou lighthouse is a remarkable historical monument in the Brest region. It was built in 1848 to guide sailors navigating in the rough waters of the Brest harbor. This lighthouse has become one of the most emblematic symbols of the city, with its slender silhouette and unique architecture.
Brest is a port city that has had a rich and eventful history. It has been the scene of many historical events, notably during the Napoleonic Wars and the two World Wars. Today, the city is a popular tourist destination because of its cultural and maritime heritage, as well as its many activities and attractions.
Speaking of Le Petit Minou, there is a local legend that the lighthouse was named after a phrase in Breton: “Le Minou rougit quand il couvre les Fillettes”. This expression first appeared in a popular ballad, in which a fisherman falls in love with a young girl named Fillette. But every time he tries to kiss her, the lighthouse blushes and the fisherman has to retreat.
This phrase has been associated with the Petit Minou lighthouse because sailors, when arriving in the roadstead of Brest, saw the lighthouse above the cliffs in red color, as if it was blushing. This legend adds a touch of romance and mystery to the history of the lighthouse, as well as to the city of Brest itself.
This Lotza poster is a tribute to the history and culture of Brest, as well as the fascinating legend that surrounds the Petit Minou lighthouse. Order now and add a touch of authenticity and charm to your home with this beautiful and unforgettable postcard!
You will find below a situation to better see the postcard.
The postcard is sent in a bubble envelope.