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Phare d'Eckmuhl, Penmarch

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Lighthouse Tourist Spot
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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  • We visited the lighthouse at Pen'march. The views from the top are great - you can see for miles. We had a two year old with us, we asked whether it was safe to take them up and was told it was, but w...  more »
  • That does not seem to move at all. Not clear why and there were no explanation. We gave up after 15 mins of queue.  more »
  • Driving along the coast we stopped at a beach and in the afternoon went to vist this lighthouse - the 11th (?) highest in the world. Fantastic tiling inside, glorious staicase and wood panelled room a...  more »
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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
  • 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
  • What a nice view from the top!!!
  • Amazing place