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The climb of the phare is only for the courageous that are willing to wait in line then to climb the 200 steps. But the view is amazing. Some tourist traps around the phare and beware dogs are not welcome.
The views from the area of the lighthouse are stunning. Overlooking the bay of biscay, ile de re, la tremblade, rochefort and La Rochelle. All clearly visible on a clear day. Don’t forget to take binoculars. On the outgoing tide the rocks are full of...More
We visited at the end of August 2018. 3€ adult and 1.50€ child. Cctv cameras are installed so the girl on the till can see just how congested the spiral stairs are. It takes a couple of minutes to walk up the 224 steps, but...More
Good place to visit when the day is overcast. Free parking located near to the lighthouse. There are a few restaurants in the area but we never ate. Nice gift shop selling products from the region
Various tariffs to enter the lighthouse, not easy to...More
We were staying within 10 miles so we visited the most northerly point of the island. When we visited in May there was ample free parking and some closed shops and attractions surrounding it. We didn't go into the lighthouse as there were no guided...More
At the phare de chassiron on the far end of Ile d'Oleron you have a magnificent almost 360° view of the coastal lines of the island.The lighthouse dated 1836 can be visited, and you can climb the 224 stairs.You can the see the shore line...More
We drove onto and through the island just to see the lighthouse - took us 1.5hrs and the return 2 hrs (too long). It is really one main road on and off the island.
The lighthouse is lovely, though the organisation of getting visitors up...More