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One of the best view around

This lighthouse is one of the must see of this island. It provides an amazing point of view no... read more

Reviewed October 30, 2018
X6295EPlaurab
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Montreal, Canada
Lovely view

We didn’t realise until we got there that you can climb right to the top of the old lighthouse... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2018
LePatioDordogne
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France
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All reviews spiral staircase lovely drive western end of the island entry fee well worth a visit fish souvenirs havre august cafes tide coastline euros stroll tower
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Reviewed October 30, 2018

This lighthouse is one of the must see of this island. It provides an amazing point of view no matter the season.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank X6295EPlaurab
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

We didn’t realise until we got there that you can climb right to the top of the old lighthouse, tickets only €3.50pp. It’s quite a climb up a lovely spiral staircase to the top but there are places you can stop and rest, the view...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank LePatioDordogne
Reviewed September 16, 2018

Right at the North Western end of the island, but well worth a visit if only to pick up some trinkets in the shops nearby or stroll along the coastline - free parking, but an entry fee to go up the tower.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank AndreaRob124
Reviewed September 10, 2018 via mobile

Love lighthouses? Then this is a great place to visit - you get two for the price of one - although you do have to climb about 360 steps to conquer both! The exhibition is great ( although you will need to understand French to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lynners67
Reviewed August 29, 2018

Lovely drive across the ile de re,some very nice views and beautiful weather in august.Thought this lighthouse would be interesting to visit and...I am sure it would be...IF you could get to it easily...after a very long drive and parking a long way from it...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed June 8, 2018 via mobile

We went for a stroll around and it was lovely. Weather was great which helped. We stayed local so wondered round a few times.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank rabindirumun
Reviewed April 11, 2018

Driving across the ile de Re was lovely and in April very uncrowded. The lighthouse costs only a few Euros to climb and is well worth it. The spiral staircase is a work of art, as is the lighthouse keeper’s wood panelled room at the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed March 5, 2018

... but with a mini blizard going down, whales are probably too inteligent to put their noses out in that sort of weather. However humans are not, and we joined a bunch of other idiots who thought it a good idea to have their eyeballs...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank AngloIrishinFrance
Reviewed October 17, 2017

Having parked in the large car park outside the village, we were initially dismayed when it appeared there was an entrance fee to visit the lighthouse. However, walking in the grounds and around the outside of the lighthouse is free, and offers excellent views out...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Kompo
Reviewed September 26, 2017

Some fine small restaurants open all afternoon to enjoy reasonably-priced seafood. The two-hour Nº 3 bus ride from La Rochelle train station is very good value. There are also some interesting coastal walks. There is a car park, but beware, the roads even in September...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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hello, yes everything is flat and long enough to do by bike. You have to think of going back to the bridge in the evening before nightfall. There are villages to cross but there are express roads for cycling. goodbye
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