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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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TripAdvisor
  • After a cold and bad kind reception, we begin to climb 307 steps... Upstairs, the wonder is at the rendezvous with a beginning of beautiful sunset. Not at all disappointed with our visit. On the other hand, the home of the person at the entrance leaves to be desired...
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  • Having been up a few English lighthouses I found this one altogether less utilitarian with more attention paid to the aesthetic details: banister detailing mirroring the carved base outside; lamp fitt...  more »
  • Eckmuhl is a must if you're in the area. Its construction is majestic, the view it offers on the Bigouden country is unique, and it is not everyday that we have the chance to ride in a lighthouse! We were lucky enough to stay at his foot for a week, it is also beautiful day and night.
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  • Magnificent lighthouse but I didn't go in. A queu of approx. 40 people was a bit too much forme.
  • Amazing place
  • What a nice view from the top!!!
  • Vista hermosa
  • Lots of stairs!