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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  • It is more than 60 metres high. It was built in 1897 and owes its name to the donor who has largely financed. Impressive!
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  • A beautiful place where we absolutely must stop! The view is superb. And the Lighthouse is very impressive.
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  • The lighthouse and the two towers that preceded it are majestic testimony of the history of the protection of sailors at the cutting-edge of Penmarc'h ' h. The Discovery Centre at the foot of the old Lighthouse often offers very interesting exhibitions
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  • Even if you don't go up the lighthouse (which is very narrow and high) the views more than make up for it. A lovely little village to wonder around with your partner, dog or the whole family. The queue to go up the lighthouse an get quite long (someone mentioned 40+ people) so take that into account when going.
  • 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
  • Magnificent lighthouse but I didn't go in. A queu of approx. 40 people was a bit too much forme.
  • An historic landmark

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