The 10 Best Lighthouses in France, France

July 20, 2021 Hector Krause

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1. Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe)

Antibes France
Excellent
50%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 451 reviews

Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe)

2. Pointe Saint-Mathieu

29217, Plougonvelin France +33 2 98 89 00 17 [email protected] http://www.pays-iroise.bzh/loisirs/patrimoine/32556-saint-mathieu-plein-ouest-la-ou-tout-commence
Excellent
71%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 756 reviews

Pointe Saint-Mathieu

A l'extrême ouest du Finistère, sur la commune de Plougonvelin en Pays d'iroise, la pointe Saint-Mathieu se dresse face à la mer d'Iroise. C'est un lieu de promenades agréables en toute saison où se côtoient le GR®34 et le Parc naturel marin d’Iroise, l'abbaye édifiée à partir du XIème siècle et le phare construit en 1835, le Mémorial national des marins disparus en mer et le sémaphore.

3. Phare de Collioure

2 rue de l Eglise, 66190 Collioure France
Excellent
38%
Good
63%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 8 reviews

Phare de Collioure

4. Phare de Cordouan

Phare de Cordouan, 33123 Le Verdon Sur Mer France +33 5 57 42 28 76 [email protected] http://www.phare-de-cordouan.fr
Excellent
77%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 328 reviews

Phare de Cordouan

A unique monument in the world, located right in the middle of the sea, at 4.350 miles to French coasts. Every year, it opens its doors to 25 000 enthusiast visitors keen on discovering lighthouse’s history. Get on board in a boat from Gironde or Charente coasts and you will land 4.350 miles in a sandbank surrounded by the ocean: it’s down the lighthouse that adventure begins. Cordouan is like no others: it remains the oldest French lighthouse still in use, while still hosting lighthouse keepers. They are four, taking turns in pairs all year, to provide the site maintenance, but also welcome visitors, showing around the monument. Cordouan lighthouse is a military art structure, classified monument since 1862. During the visit, you could admire a room of great rarity: the chapel of “Notre Dame de Cordouan” situated in the second floor, which is certainly the most majestic part of the structure.

5. Cap Frehel

Route du Cap, 22240 Plevenon France +33 2 96 41 43 06 http://www.grandsite-capserquyfrehel.com/
Excellent
64%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1,303 reviews

Cap Frehel

Reviewed By Bree_Guitta - Dublin, Ireland

Very nice spot, not too crowded (due to Covid?) Beautiful view of the cliffs. Nice to have an easy walk (you can do more if you like!). To get up the lighthouse you have to pay 3€ but its‘ worth it. Parking fee is 3€ for 3 hours (longer stay not possible) and keep 3€ in coins ready,it‘s easier and faster to pay this way.

6. Phare des Baleines

155 route du Phare 155 Allée du Phare, 17590 Saint Clement des Baleines, Ile de Re France +33 5 46 29 18 23 [email protected] http://www.lepharedesbaleines.fr
Excellent
47%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2,440 reviews

Phare des Baleines

Reviewed By 658marshallb - Ferney-Voltaire, France

Both the newer and older lighthouses are impressive buildings. We arrived too late to go up but the area was still open so we could walk around out to the oceanfront. At low tide you can see the fish pens, which were used to trap fish that got stuck behind the stone walls as the water was receding. Such pens have been used for hundreds of years and this one is one of the last ones remaining on the island. It has to be periodically repaired, particularly after major storms, but it shows the . At first glance they look like submerged walls of an earlier village - and quite pretty at sunset.

7. Phare d'Eckmuhl

Pointe de Pen'march, Penmarch France
Excellent
56%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 569 reviews

Phare d'Eckmuhl

8. Phare de Biarritz

Espl. Elisabeth II Pointe St-Martin, 64200 Biarritz France +33 5 59 22 37 10 http://tourisme.biarritz.fr/fr/que-faire/sites-et-musees/le-pharedecouvrir
Excellent
50%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1,072 reviews

Phare de Biarritz

Reviewed By brucem905

The views by the lighthouse in all directions are beautiful. And the cite contains a monument to the Franz Hals, a enormous trawler that grounded on the main beach in Biarritz without being destroyed by the rocks.. Search for a picture of it on line. It is amazing.

9. Le phare de chassiron

Rue du Chat, 17650 Saint-Denis d'Oleron, Ile d'Oleron France +33 5 46 75 18 62 https://chassiron.jimdo.com/
Excellent
47%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1,422 reviews

Le phare de chassiron

Reviewed By patrickl191 - Trie-sur-Baise, France

Worth the drive to the end of the island, great views, plentiful parking, small fee to climb the lighthouse. If you have small children or adults who wish to be children north beach access gives rock pools and interesting rock strata. There are cafes, shops but a lovely picnic site should you wish. Sadly the madding crowds are there in abundance.

10. Phare de la Coubre

Lieu dit La Coubre, 17390, La Tremblade France +33 5 46 06 26 42 [email protected] http://www.pharedelacoubre.fr
Excellent
54%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 414 reviews

Phare de la Coubre

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