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). Use our Penmarch tour planner to add Phare d'Eckmuhl and other attractions to your Penmarch vacation plans.
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  • August 17, 2017
    good family day in this typical breton village. Parade on August 15 at the top and the surprising Lighthouse visit!!
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  • August 17, 2017
    Nice and informative visit to the lighthouse of Eckmul... At the opening (10 h 30), no waiting. For € 11 you can climb to the lighthouse, and have access to the old lighthouse for a very rewarding exhibition on lighthouses in time and in the world. A booklet of games for children or teenagers story of spice with a little gift at the end really well, and original.
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  • August 17, 2017
    impressive lighthouse! and the small Museum of rescue at sea, the friendly walk with a welcome by the guide
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  • May 31, 2017
    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
  • August 2, 2017
    Recommend it. But make sure the sky is clear before heading up there
  • August 11, 2016
    Magnificent lighthouse but I didn't go in. A queu of approx. 40 people was a bit too much forme.
  • April 8, 2015
    Perfect view. Very nice location
  • April 8, 2016
    What a nice view from the top!!!

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