Phare de Cordouan

Phare de Cordouan

Watching over the sea

The lighthouse of Cordouan is set on the sea, on a sand bank covered with water at high tide, looking out over estuary of the Gironde from its 66 metres height. The lighthouse was built by the end of the 16th century on the remains of a watch tower. It is an extraordinary masterwork. The climbing of the 301 steps to the lantern will be rewarded with a splendid view on the coast.