Historic site and monument

Phare de Cordouan

Cordouan Lighthouse, located at the mouth of the Gironde Estuary, is the only lighthouse at sea of ​​the coast of France still guarded, the oldest still in activity and the only one in the world open to the visit.

Absolutely unique site, it offers an exceptional view of the Gironde and the Royan and Medocean coasts in reward for climbing the 301 steps that lead to the lantern.

Its classification as Historic Monuments since 1862, the same year as Notre-Dame de Paris, says a lot about the beauty of its architecture, treated like that of a castle. The rocky island on which it rests, completely covered at each high tide, shelters an environment rich of numerous vegetable and animal species.

The time of the low tide, it is the guardians who welcome the visitors, invited to discover this magical universe. Without a doubt, an unforgettable experience. The lighthouse is in the heart of the ocean, it is mandatory to use a shipping to get there.

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Further information
  • Signs/audio/video language(s) available : German, English
  • Type of site / monument : Lighthouse
  • Rating : UNESCO world heritage, Registered monuments and sites
  • Hours unknown.
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