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Phare des Baleines

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Look, if you are on the island, you must come here. Ample free parking. Lots of not too tacky gift... read more

Reviewed October 8, 2018
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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This is a lovely part of the island. It was very quiet when we went last week. We had a great walk... read more

Reviewed September 24, 2018
Exeter, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

Look, if you are on the island, you must come here. Ample free parking. Lots of not too tacky gift shops. And the views! Just lovely. Building worth a visit but not essential. Just a nice place to mooch around before heading back.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 24, 2018

This is a lovely part of the island. It was very quiet when we went last week. We had a great walk from this location along the plage de la conche. We walked east along the beach and back and it was quiet, relaxing and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 20, 2018

The location of this lovely.lighthouse , gives a fantastic overall view of Ile de Re. The climb to the was really worth the effort , in order to capture stunning views. Yes value for money €3.50.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

Bit of an effort, but the stairs are easy to climb. Rewarding views from the top. Better bring a map of the island as there are no signs on the 360° balcony.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank PeterD218
Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

This is a lovely lighthouse in a great position for views across Ile de Re and the sea. It’s good value, €3.50 per adult for entry to the lighthouse. Parking was free, food and drink outlets outside were good and reasonably priced.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank rebecca s
Reviewed August 20, 2018

We wrestled against strong headwinds to ride our bicycles 20 km to reach the lighthouse and were not disappointed. Worth the climb up the staircase in the "modern lighthouse" as well as the older 17th century original lighthouse. A brisk wind, great views, great location...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank erang2015
Reviewed August 17, 2018

It is worth visiting the lighthouse to watch the sunset. There is parking for both bicycles and cars located near by. I would also recommend to eat at 'La Cabane', followed by an ice cream at 'La Martiniere'.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Loveandlivetotravel1
Reviewed August 12, 2018

The lighthouse itself might be an ordinary attraction with a nice view, but together with all the surroundings it's really a special place. - The walk along the sea among pebble castles made by other visitors, this open view to the sea not over 180°...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank ksekanto
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

We visited the place on a Sunday in the morning and it was not that crowded yet. We didn’t climbed the tower but just walked around a bit. We loved the view towards the sea and sat down and relaxed a bit.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank r0bertjana
Reviewed July 18, 2018

Beautifully preserved lighthouse and the tower which was its predecessor set in attractive grounds with plenty of parking. Good multilingual info boards in the gardens, and I think the tour of both towers plus museum is about €11 which sounds good value, although it was...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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