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Phare de Richard

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Excellent spot for a picnic on the Estuary

Small museum and lighthouse which can be visited, opening hours are seasonal. The surroundings are... read more

Reviewed May 17, 2017
Nice, France
Superb views of the Gironde Estuary

Living locally we often take visitors to see this lighthouse. It is run by the local council... read more

Reviewed September 4, 2016
Roger C
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May 17, 2017
“Excellent spot for a picnic on the Estuary”
Sep 4, 2016
“Superb views of the Gironde Estuary”
From its 18 meter high, you dominate the largest estuary in europe with its 360° view : Charentaise cliffs, fishing squares and medocantic mats punctuate the estuarine landscape. On the groudfloor, the museum proposes to you to discover the history...more
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Sur la D2 | Passe Du Phare, 33590 Jau-Dignac-et-Loirac, France
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Reviewed May 17, 2017

Small museum and lighthouse which can be visited, opening hours are seasonal. The surroundings are very well kept, full of flowers with a great picnic area with some shade, barbecue pits, good views and path to walk along the estuary. There is also a small...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed September 4, 2016

Living locally we often take visitors to see this lighthouse. It is run by the local council who've made a good job of things with a museum, picnic area, snack bar and clean toilets. It is also worth taking a walk along the embankment to...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Roger C
Reviewed August 8, 2016

This lighthouse is on the banks of the gironde and is a lovely place for a picnic. You can go up the lighthouse which is fun and inexpensive, walk along the edge of the gironde and look at the fishing cabins. Very pleasant.

Date of experience: September 2015
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Reviewed July 11, 2016

Driving along the main road we saw a sign to Phare de Richard so took a detour along a narrow, single-track road about 1.5km. Good free parking, nice walks along the top of an earth bank with views along the coast where there are many...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Alan C
Reviewed June 29, 2016

Just a little attraction but so well presented. A redundant lighthouse rescued by its community and run by that community. Great view, pretty grounds, mini children's playground, museum and an ice-cream stall. What more do you want. If you are in the area, go. Great...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Richard H
Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful piece of history. Amazing views from the top of the lighthouse and a pretty peaceful location.

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Liz A
Reviewed June 12, 2015

This is a lovely quiet place to have a picnic with your family and loved ones very close to the Gironde Estuary. Whilst there you can also go to the top of the small lighthouse and survey the surroundings. Very pleasant.

Date of experience: September 2014
Thank John C
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