Phare des Baleines, Saint Clement des Baleines

See a lighthouse built by Vauban in 1682 and a newer lighthouse built by architect Leonce Reynaud in 1849. Phare des Baleines owes its name to the many whales spotted in this region. Reaching a height of 57 m (177 ft), the top of the newer lighthouse can be accessed via a spiral staircase with 257 steps. The location is also home to a museum dedicated to lighthouses. Plan to visit Phare des Baleines during your Saint Clement des Baleines vacation using our convenient Saint Clement des Baleines journey maker tool .
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  • We cycled there from Ars de re, it’s a fair trek.. The lighthouse and location are good, but be aware that this place can be full of tourists, loads of rather expensive restaurants and café, it’s not ...  more »
  • Great views when the weather even better. It was a 1st for my childhood friend, she loved...
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  • A lighthouse indicated across the island, it was impossible to not to visit. Many markets which earned me a cramp in the downhill but great views. A museum on the headlights, which is extra worth to be done, it is very informative (there are a lot of videos of Fred and Jamie). And a nice super store for a love of whales like me!
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  • Great short trip, and less than 10euros for family of 4 to climb the tallest of the two on-land lighthouses. Climb is worthwhile and achievable by my 5yr old with a few stops on the way. A few restaurants and a sandwich shop near the bottom and free parking. Nice rock pools and beach area too.
  • Very crowded. Abandoned the climb because the ligne was almost as long as the lighthouse is tall. Nice architecture, lighthouse not in direct proximity to the water which was a downside for me. Few touristic places to eat around (almost the same menu in every each of them). Big parking.
  • Very nice location for a short day out. There is a really nice view from the phase and a quite nice museum on the local history and garden around it. There are also shops and restaurants in the neighborhood. We did not try these.
  • Short queue to gain entry to the large lighthouse. Good value for money. 257 steps and a great view at the top. Lots of places to eat, drink, buy tourist stuff in the surrounding area.
  • A great destination for a cycle ride. Particularly as you'll probably have a tail wind on the way home.

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