Phare de Cordouan

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    • Located at the mouth of the Gironde estuary, 7km from the coast, the Cordouan lighthouse is the oldest lighthouse in Europe.
      A majestic lighthouse, still in operation, it is the only lighthouse at sea open to visitors.
      At the top of the 311 steps of this historic monument listed in 1862, you can admire a breathtaking panorama of the Atlantic Ocean and the Gironde estuary.

      Accessible by boat from Verdon-sur-mer after a 30-minute journey, you can visit Cordouan from April to October.

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Traveller Reviews Phare de Cordouan

4.5 sur 5 327 reviews

  • "Excellent trip to the Estuary of the Garonne"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by George G (Paris, France) on 16/09/2019

    A 45 minute transfer from Verdon-sur -Mer and a quick amphibian vehicle transfer gets you to this 16th Century lighthouse where a guide gives a history of the tower( in French only) and you are at...

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  • "Wonderful trip (on a fine day)"

    4 / 5 Reviews posted by trooper92 (St. Gallen) on 26/07/2019

    Thought the lighthouse can be reached by your private boat, most visitors will use the company that operates tours either from Royan or le Verdon. The four hour tour includes two 30-40 min boat...

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  • "Only if weather is very good"

    4 / 5 Reviews posted by Dr_cooke (Madrid, Spain) on 08/05/2017

    We had booked for a tour several days in advance. When the day came our tour was cancelled due to extreme wind conditions. The organizer was kind enough to book us for the following day but unluckily...

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Phare de Cordouan

Address

SMIDDEST
12, rue Saint-Simon
33390 Blaye

GPS coordinates

45° 35'12.3"N, 1° 10'23.67"W

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