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68 m

Land Ahoy!


Located at the entrance of the Gironde estuary between Royan, Vaux-sur-Mer, and the Pointe de Grave, the Cordouan lighthouse rises to a majestic height of 68 meters. It has undergone numerous transformations from the Middle Ages to the French Revolution and was classified as a historical monument in 1862.

Known as the "Versailles of the seas," it's the oldest lighthouse in open sea.

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Fiun fact !

The Cordouan lighthouse model at France Miniature is uniquely positioned to face the Dune of Pilat, Royan, Rochefort, and La Rochelle, offering a unique perspective on the coast.

Phare de Cordouan miniature

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