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Phare de la Coubre

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Awe-inspiring ancient lighthouse

Sensational views from atop and impressive to look at from below. Surrounded by forest and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
claret149
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a wonderful relic of an impressive era of seafaring

Holidays in 2016 and 2017 in nearby Bonne Anse Plage. Saw this most days but only took the time to... read more

Reviewed February 3, 2019
ChrisDorgan
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Cork, Ireland
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3 weeks ago
“Awe-inspiring ancient lighthouse”
Feb 3, 2019
“a wonderful relic of an impressive era of seafaring”
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Lieu dit La Coubre, 17390, La Tremblade, France
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sensational views from atop and impressive to look at from below. Surrounded by forest and unspoilt beaches, and looking out over the Atlantic rollers. Superb...and superbly photogenic.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed February 3, 2019

Holidays in 2016 and 2017 in nearby Bonne Anse Plage. Saw this most days but only took the time to go for a proper visit on my last trip. simple information office, wonderful books and souvenirs, reasonably priced. View from the tower worth the long...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed October 17, 2017

We walked around the lighthouse and visited the on-site museum and shop, as well as the charity shop next door. As we hadn't planned to visit, we didn't have time (nor the inclination on a hot day!) to climb to the top of the lighthouse.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Kompo
Reviewed July 8, 2017 via mobile

With its 300 flight-steps high this lighthouse has its top reached quicker than one wait to be able to access it. Up high, the view over the ocean, beaches and pine forest is beautiful but a little monotonous. Entrance fees are cheap, around 3€

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed June 26, 2017

There's a small amount of car parking spaces available within the lighthouse grounds and there's a kiosk at the entrance which was closed when we visited so not sure if you'd have to pay peak season. However, there's plenty of free parking just up the...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed August 30, 2016

Great day out, beautiful but scary interior, great views, good value for money, lovely historic building.

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

We visited for the day and had to climb the stairs in this wonderful old lighthouse. The entry was cheap and the stairs (302 ish) climbable - although I could feel my calf's afterwards. There's a well presented museum detailing the lighting equipment which is...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Gez O
Reviewed August 18, 2016

The Phare de la Coubre has always been a great landmark on this coast and a great place to visit to go up and get views but this winter they have painted it and spruced up all around the lighthouse - there's now a nice...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank SightseerKent
Reviewed May 17, 2016

We stopped for a few nights at the Yelloh Village holiday village and can highly recommend it and this unspoilt area of western France. Beach is wide, long and empty. Great for all of the family. The phare de la coubre car park is full...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank nellie-fr2016
Reviewed November 23, 2015

The day we visited the lighthouse was closed, which was a shame. The walk around the outside was just as enlightening especially from the beach - you would think it had grown out of the sand! Excellent walk along the sandy beach or among the...More

Date of experience: November 2015
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