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French lighthouses

French lighthouses
The French coastline is crowded with the lighthouses. Aids to navigation in France were regulated for many years by the Bureau des Phares et Balises. This agency has been absorbed as the office of Maritime Signalization. The French word for a lighthouse, phare, is often reserved for the larger coastal lighthouses; a smaller light or harbor light is called a feu (literally "fire," but here meaning "light"). The front light of a range is the feu antérieur and the rear light is the feu ... ...