Cordouan Lighthouse - Historic Monument
The Cordouan lighthouse, located at the mouth of the Gironde Estuary, is the only lighthouse at sea of the coast of France still guarded, the oldest still in activity and the only one in the world open to the visit.
Absolutely unique site, it offers an exceptional view of the Gironde and Royan and Medocean coasts in reward for climbing the 311 steps that lead to the lantern.
Its classification as Historic Monuments since 1862, the same year as Notre-Dame de Paris, says a lot about the beauty of its architecture, treated like that of a castle.
The rocky island on which it rests, completely covered at each high tide, shelters an environment rich of numerous vegetable and animal species.
The time of the low tide, the guardians welcome the visitors, invited to discover this magical universe. Without a doubt, an unforgettable experience.
Particular conditions of access and visit impose the respect of strict rules, to read on the dedicated site.
WITH 72-HOUR BORDEAUX METROPOLE CITYPASS
full price: €45 and reduced price: €40
guided tour of the lighthouse and return trip by boat
From April to October