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The views from the area of the lighthouse are stunning. Overlooking the bay of biscay, ile de re... read more

Reviewed September 20, 2018
Lichfield, United Kingdom
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Gets congested when busy

We visited at the end of August 2018. 3€ adult and 1.50€ child. Cctv cameras are installed so the... read more

Reviewed September 13, 2018
Gavarnie, France
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Rue du Chat, Saint-Denis d'Oleron, Ile d'Oleron, France
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All reviews worth a visit la rochelle be aware surrounding area fort boyard views are lovely end of august lighthouse steps island shops distance products binoculars queue point mainland
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Reviewed September 20, 2018 via mobile

The views from the area of the lighthouse are stunning. Overlooking the bay of biscay, ile de re, la tremblade, rochefort and La Rochelle. All clearly visible on a clear day. Don’t forget to take binoculars. On the outgoing tide the rocks are full of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 13, 2018

We visited at the end of August 2018. 3€ adult and 1.50€ child. Cctv cameras are installed so the girl on the till can see just how congested the spiral stairs are. It takes a couple of minutes to walk up the 224 steps, but...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

Didn't want to wait in a line to go up over 220 stairs, especially not after a full lunch. Visited the garden and walked through the surrounding area. The end of the world on Oleron Island.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank PeterD218
Reviewed August 23, 2018

Howmany steps up? Over 200 steps, nice workout, but with a very pretty view! Rather long wait to go up but worth waiting.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank AnmaraML
Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

Good place to visit when the day is overcast. Free parking located near to the lighthouse. There are a few restaurants in the area but we never ate. Nice gift shop selling products from the region Various tariffs to enter the lighthouse, not easy to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Allieharrison1
Reviewed June 28, 2018 via mobile

We went to the top , view of the mainland La Rochelle and fort Boyard . Walk around the phare is nice, with pub , restaurant. 1 hr tour is fine.!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank segalasm
Reviewed May 30, 2018

We were staying within 10 miles so we visited the most northerly point of the island. When we visited in May there was ample free parking and some closed shops and attractions surrounding it. We didn't go into the lighthouse as there were no guided...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Leslie S
Reviewed January 10, 2018

At the phare de chassiron on the far end of Ile d'Oleron you have a magnificent almost 360° view of the coastal lines of the island.The lighthouse dated 1836 can be visited, and you can climb the 224 stairs.You can the see the shore line...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Fam-Malfliet
Reviewed August 21, 2017

We drove onto and through the island just to see the lighthouse - took us 1.5hrs and the return 2 hrs (too long). It is really one main road on and off the island. The lighthouse is lovely, though the organisation of getting visitors up...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank smnlewry
Reviewed August 8, 2017 via mobile

It's worth a visit; although it's nothing spectacular. The grounds are beautifully landscaped and make for a pleasant walk around the headland. There is plenty of free parking within a 5-10 minute walk. There are the usual concessions selling food and lighthouse paraphernalia, all reasonably...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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