Cordouan lighthouse

Cordouan lighthouse

Also known as the "Versailles of the Sea", the "Lighthouse of Kings" or the "King of Lighthouses", built on the orders of Henri IV and embellished under Louis XIV, it was the first lighthouse to be listed as a historic monument, in 1862. The 68 m giant watches over sailors 7 km off the Gironde estuary. This exceptional lighthouse can be visited along its 311 steps, passing through the Notre Dame chapel to the King's flat in the lantern room.

Visits are possible from April to September with the launch "LA BOHEME" at the Pointe de Grave landing stage.

Please note that you disembark at Cordouan with your feet in the water...

Location de chalets en GirondeRentalsA choice of 3 types of ready, equipped and comfortable accommodation...Emplacements de camping en GirondePitches164 pitches of around 100m² classified Grand-Confort caravans...

Discovering the Médoc Regional Nature Park

The area around Soulac is also rich in heritage! The seaside resort of Montalivet and its famous market, the historic Cordouan lighthouse, Lake Hourtin, ideal for family outings, and so many other charming, bucolic villages...

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