Phare d'Eckmuhl, Penmarch

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Phare d'Eckmuhl, also known as Point Penmarc'h Light or Saint-Pierre Light, is one of the tallest lighthouses in the world with a height of 65 m (213 ft) above sea level. The tower was built from 1893 to 1897 out of kersanton, the same stone found in nearby quarries used to build the base of the Statue of Liberty. A wood-paneled room at the top has a bronze statue of Prince Eckmühl. You will enjoy an unforgettable view at the top by daring to climb all 307 steps (227 stone steps followed by an iron staircase). Put Phare d'Eckmuhl on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Penmarch online tour planner .
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  • We enjoyed a beautiful view at the top of the lighthouse, on mounted all the steps of this beautiful lighthouse.
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  • If you go through Penmarch, made this visit, the view is well worth the rise of this beautiful set of stairs.
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  • Great views from the top, and of course, the staircase is the show! The Museum is also interesting (not open about the usual lunchtime) and the nearby exhibition of the sea rescue society (then also here with German and English texts to explain).
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  • Great views. Didn't have to queue. Cheap price. Don't do if you don't like narrow steep stairs as you'll never get down
  • Recommend it. But make sure the sky is clear before heading up there
  • An historic landmark
  • Magnificent lighthouse but I didn't go in. A queu of approx. 40 people was a bit too much forme.
  • Perfect view. Very nice location

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