4.5 based on 756 reviews
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.
4.5 based on 328 reviews
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.
4.5 based on 1,303 reviews
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.
4.5 based on 2,440 reviews
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.
4.5 based on 1,072 reviews
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.
4.5 based on 1,422 reviews
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.
4.5 based on 414 reviews
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