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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  • What a beautiful view is a little hard to get but arrived finally not disappointed it of breathtaking beautiful c
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  • 1 - to have a great view at 380 ° on the island, the Pertuis breton, the coast and the ocean. 2 - to enjoy this beautiful monument as well as the small fair which goes with. A regret however: little or no technical explanations on construction, operation...
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  • Nice ride with a beautiful view. Not recommended for the faint of heart. This is very typical and do if possible off-season
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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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