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THE COASTLINE FROM THE TOP 

Watchtowers at the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, whose lights points to the entrance of the harbour and guide sailors home. Unusual monuments to visit, the lighthouses’ attract us by their imposing outlines, their primary functions and, after climbing the steps, their breath-taking views. The Phare de Baleines on île de Ré, Chassiron on île d’Oléron, La courbe forest on the wild coast, Cordouan, at the centre of the Gironde estuary, is the oldest lighthouse in France and the last one in France to have a Lighthouse Keeper. These sea fortresses, for centauries resisting the worst storms, follow the coastline of La Rochelle to the Gironde estuary, and keep the sailors safe. Luckily for us they all can be visited; it can be a bit challenging to get there but they are all worth it! 


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Phare des Baleines - Île de Ré

Phare des Baleines - Île de Ré

Phare des Baleines - Île de Ré

Saint-Clément-des-Baleines

Phare de Chassiron

Phare de Chassiron

Phare de Chassiron

Saint-Denis-d'Oléron

Phare de la Coubre

Phare de la Coubre

Phare de la Coubre

La Tremblade

Phare du Bout du Monde

Phare du Bout du Monde

Phare du Bout du Monde

La Rochelle

Phare de l'île d'Aix

Phare de l'île d'Aix

Phare de l'île d'Aix

Île-d'Aix

Tour de Richelieu

Tour de Richelieu

Tour de Richelieu

La Rochelle

Phare du Quai Valin

Phare du Quai Valin

Phare du Quai Valin

La Rochelle

Phare de Cordouan

Phare de Cordouan

Phare de Cordouan

Royan

Phare de Vallières

Phare de Vallières

Saint-Georges-de-Didonne

Phare des Baleineaux

Phare des Baleineaux

Saint-Clément-des-Baleines