Cordouan Lighthouse

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This lighthouse, which has stood overlooking the mouth of the Gironde estuary for centuries, towers 67.5m above the water. The Renaissance-style structure boasts several storeys separated from the traditional top of the building by a balustrade. On the ground floor, a monumental door leads to the 311 steps which climb up to the light itself. The first floor is home to the "king's apartment", while the second floor houses a chapel crowned with a fine dome.

Useful information

Address:

Plateau de Cordouan, 33123 Le Verdon-sur-Mer

Phone:

+33 5 56 09 86 61

Price:

15 € (children 10 €)

Opening hours

early Apr-early Nov

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