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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  • A beautiful lighthouse, well preserved, with a car park nearby. A real piece of history to visit
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  • beautiful lighthouse the magnificent view deserves after climbing over 300 markets...
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  • And yes the Lighthouse is superb, well-preserved and of course great views. However t - well is read the job to the girl upstairs? What does she do? Mystery
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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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