The heroes of France’s remote Ouessant island

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We take you to the westernmost point of France; the last piece of civilization before the vast Atlantic Ocean. Located 25 kilometers off the coast of Finistère in Brittany, Ouessant is a rugged and charming island with a year-round population of less than 500 people. We meet a fisherwoman, a doctor and a photographer who admire its raw beauty. The island is also home to no fewer than five lighthouses that have guided generations of sailors along this formidable coast. The locals call them the “Heroes of Ouessant”.

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