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Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe)

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Address: Antibes, France
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Panoramic view of Antibes

A nice walk up the hill from Blvd. du Cap if you want to exercise, also by car parking is possible. On a nice day you have a panoramic view of Antibes since it is the highest... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A nice walk up the hill from Blvd. du Cap if you want to exercise, also by car parking is possible. On a nice day you have a panoramic view of Antibes since it is the highest point of Cap D'Antibes. One would be able to see the blue Mediterranean between the trees on both side. The chapel is renovated... More 

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Farmington, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Perhaps it's because the sky was pretty hazy the day we were there, and perhaps it's because the bushes and shrubs were so overgrown, but we really couldn't get excited about the view from up here. It should have been spectacular, but we were left feeling deluded at how little we could see. sad face.

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Pickering, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

A few years ago this place was a wonderful area to visit as the church, full of memorabilia from the old sailing community, and the lighthouse were open to the public. Unfortunately the church is closed for renovations and has been for some time. The old lighthouse is now for the sole use of military personnel and the cafe serves... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Took the local bus from Antibes (direction Edenroc) for one euro - valid for one hour of travel so you will need another ticket on way back. The climb up the road to the Phare (lighthouse) is not too arduous, leafy and cutting between some magnificent villas that are worth peeking at through hedges etc. Up at the Phare de... More 

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Ennis, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Did the Route De Calvarie walk up past the 14 Stations. A fairly short but stiff incline (good walking shoes needed). Unfortunately both Chapels and the lighthouse at the summit were closed at the time of our visit which was in the morning, One Chapel was being refurbished and the other only opened on certain afternoons.

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Loughton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

The fisherman's chapel is interesting but unless you drive up, you need to be fit to climb the donkey track to the top.

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Nice, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

You can reach the light house by car but I would recommend to walk there. It is a nice walk and you wil lbe rewarded by a great view

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

we hired bikes from Juan Les Pins and cycled round the cap d'antibes for the morning and headed to the lighthouse and the view is spectacular - 360 degrees over nice, antibes, and around to Juan les pins and beyond to Cannes. The bike hire is cheap and worth doing.

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Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Long walk from the town, car would be the best way to get there, but it is walkable, if you are fit. Great views from the top over the town and the coastline.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

The views from this location are exceptional, you can see across to Nice and Cannes so right across the Cap d'Antibes. The walk is good, if steep (in October after rain, it was pretty slippery) so take care. However, the lighthouse was shut, not sure if it is open in the summer season. Anyway, no matter, the views were the... More 

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