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Worth a short visit

We walked around the lighthouse and visited the on-site museum and shop, as well as the charity... read more

Reviewed October 17, 2017
Kompo
,
Sussex
Interesting

There's a small amount of car parking spaces available within the lighthouse grounds and there's a... read more

Reviewed June 26, 2017
nnmercman
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Camberley, United Kingdom
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17 Oct 2017
“Worth a short visit”
8 Jul 2017
“Classic lighthouse ”
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Lieu dit La Coubre, 17390, La Tremblade, France
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Reviewed October 17, 2017

We walked around the lighthouse and visited the on-site museum and shop, as well as the charity shop next door. As we hadn't planned to visit, we didn't have time (nor the inclination on a hot day!) to climb to the top of the lighthouse.

Thank Kompo
Reviewed July 8, 2017 via mobile

With its 300 flight-steps high this lighthouse has its top reached quicker than one wait to be able to access it. Up high, the view over the ocean, beaches and pine forest is beautiful but a little monotonous. Entrance fees are cheap, around 3€

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Reviewed June 26, 2017

There's a small amount of car parking spaces available within the lighthouse grounds and there's a kiosk at the entrance which was closed when we visited so not sure if you'd have to pay peak season. However, there's plenty of free parking just up the...More

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Reviewed August 30, 2016

Great day out, beautiful but scary interior, great views, good value for money, lovely historic building.

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Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

We visited for the day and had to climb the stairs in this wonderful old lighthouse. The entry was cheap and the stairs (302 ish) climbable - although I could feel my calf's afterwards. There's a well presented museum detailing the lighting equipment which is...More

1  Thank Gez O
Reviewed August 18, 2016

The Phare de la Coubre has always been a great landmark on this coast and a great place to visit to go up and get views but this winter they have painted it and spruced up all around the lighthouse - there's now a nice...More

1  Thank SightseerKent
Reviewed May 17, 2016

We stopped for a few nights at the Yelloh Village holiday village and can highly recommend it and this unspoilt area of western France. Beach is wide, long and empty. Great for all of the family. The phare de la coubre car park is full...More

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Reviewed November 23, 2015

The day we visited the lighthouse was closed, which was a shame. The walk around the outside was just as enlightening especially from the beach - you would think it had grown out of the sand! Excellent walk along the sandy beach or among the...More

Thank auntieshaz21
Reviewed August 29, 2015 via mobile

If you are around La côte sauvage or La palmir go visiting Le Phare de la Coubre. Is worth climbing the around 300 steps the view from up top is magnificent.

Thank Mitrache F
Reviewed August 5, 2015 via mobile

You should not miss to visit the lighthouse. The entrance fee is quite cheap (3 € adults, 1,50 € kids above 7), but you probably have to cue (for us 20 minutes) before you are allowed to enter. The spiral stair is very narrow, especially...More

Thank M S
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