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Phare des Baleines and his museum

Historic site and monument ,  Engineering structure ,  Historic patrimony ,  Tower ,  Headlight ,  19th C ,  Classified in Saint-Clément-des-Baleines

  • There are two famous sentries on the site: the present-day ‘Grand Phare’ (tall lighthouse) (1854) and the ‘Vielle Tour’ (Old Tower) ordered by Colbert and built in 1682....

  • The first tower built by Vauban is listed as a Historic Monument today.

    The present-day lighthouse was inaugurated in 1854. With its 57m it is one of the highest in France: 257 steps to reach the height and spectacular views over the island and ocean.

    The lighthouse is 500 m from the paid car park. A free shuttle bus is available to visitors from this car park during the summer period. It allows you to get within 300 metres of the lighthouse entrance and its garden.

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    The first tower built by Vauban is listed as a Historic Monument today.

    The present-day lighthouse was inaugurated in 1854. With its 57m it is one of the highest in France: 257 steps to reach the height and spectacular views over the island and ocean.

    The lighthouse is 500 m from the paid car park. A free shuttle bus is available to visitors from this car park during the summer period. It allows you to get within 300 metres of the lighthouse entrance and its garden.

    Area of museographic presentations on lighthouses and their history at the foot of the old tower.

    Sea bookshp - Sea decoration shop - souvenirs - scale models - posters.

    Open every day without interruption

    January / February / March / October / November / December
    From 10:30 am to 5:30 pm

    From April 1st to the end of June
    From 10am to 7pm

    From the end of June to the beginning of September
    From 9:30 am to 9:00 pm
  • Environment
    • Beach within 300 m
    • Sea view
  • Spoken languages
    • English
Services
  • Equipment
    • Car park
    • Meeting room
    • Pay car park
    • Coach parking
  • Services
    • Shop
Rates

Payment methods

  • Cash
  • Rates 2021
  • Adult
    3.50 €
  • Child
    2 €
  • Group adults
    3 €
  • Group children
    1.50 €
Openings
  • From May 19, 2021
    until June 30, 2021
  • From July 1, 2021
    until August 31, 2021
  • From September 1, 2021
    until December 31, 2021
  • Monday
    10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday
    10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday
    10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Thursday
    10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Friday
    10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Saturday
    10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Sunday
    10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Monday
    9:30 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Tuesday
    9:30 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Wednesday
    9:30 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Thursday
    9:30 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Friday
    9:30 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Saturday
    9:30 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Sunday
    9:30 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Monday
    10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday
    10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday
    10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Thursday
    10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Friday
    10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Saturday
    10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Sunday
    10:00 AM - 7:00 PM