Phare des Baleines, Saint Clement des Baleines
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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. Using our world travel planner, Saint Clement des Baleines attractions like Phare des Baleines can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • First visit to the island of Ré, passage imperarif. Very beautiful lighthouse visit little expensive. 6e50 why two adults. About 280 markets a climb, but the view is worth it, mm in bad weather!
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  • 257 markets later the sight that awaits you is breathtaking. We also did the Museum with explanations of Jamy (c is not rocket science) very interesting.
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  • From the top of the 257 steps, we could admire the view that us to propose this lighthouse in the beautiful Sun of the end of October.
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  • A nice touristic location, the lighthouse provides an interesting view of the west side of Île-de-Ré and the ocean.
  • Worth the 200+ steps to the top for the excellent views
  • Belle vue. Un peu cher
  • Staircase is so pretty
  • Beautiful view at the top of the lighthouse. Very beautiful staircases in the lighthouse to take beautiful photos... beautiful beach also with the walls and fixtures of pebbles made by tourists. At the top of the lighthouse you won't find Castagnet family...
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