16 Lighthouses in France that you should visit - With photos & details

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16 Lighthouses to explore in France

France, including its overseas territories, has the most number of time zones with a total of 12 time zones. France has long been a global center of art, science, and philosophy. It hosts the world's fourth-largest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites and is the leading tourist destination, receiving around 83 million foreign visitors annually.

Archipel des SanguinairesArchipel des Sanguinaires, Ajaccio, France

The Sanguinaires archipelago consists of four islets of dark red porphyry at the entrance to the Gulf of Ajaccio. They are called Mezu Mare, Cormoran , Cala d'Alga and Porri. To this must be added the bare rock U Sbiru located between the island of Porri and the island of Cormorants, and 13  m high.  The Sanguinaires Islands lighthouse, dating from 1870, is built on the highest point of the Grande Sanguinaire. One of the nice location where you can spend some nice time in the middle of natural b

BravoneBravone, 20230 Linguizzetta, France

The Bravona is a small French coastal river that flows in Haute-Corse and empties into the Tyrrhenian Sea. The lighthouse is still active and is fully automated and controlled by the Marine Nationale in Bastia. It was one of a series of coastal defenses constructed by the Republic of Genoa between 1530 and 1620 to protect against attacks by Barbary pirates.

Calais LighthousePlace Henri Barbusse, 62100 Calais, France

A huge majestic lighthouse which was located in the residential streets near the Port of Calais and is a significant landmark as well as a navigational aid to ships and ferries using the Straits of Dover. It was around 523 metres high and it has octagonal shape outside and round inside. This beautiful lighthouse has been started in the year of  1848 and was electrified in 1883. It has faced several wars and after the second world war, it has been fully automated. It was now classified as a histo

Île ViergeÎle Vierge, 29880 Plouguerneau, France

A beautiful islet which was located in the commune of Plouguerneau. It is home to the tallest traditional stone lighthouse in Europe. This lighthouse offers a panoramic view of this area and also the vast sea. There is a beautiful coastal path to reach this islet. There is also an Abbey in the island also you can spend a nice time on the beach here.

Île Vierge lighthouseL'Île Vierge, 29880 Plouguerneau, France

One of the highest lighthouses which as built-in France with 365 steps. It asbuilt in the early 20th century and  It belongs to the small village Plouguerneau in the Département Finistère. The inside of the lighthouse is covered in white opal glass tiles, as protection from humidity and dust. the view from the top of this mountain is truly wonderful and the lighthouse is easily accessible from every side. It was one of the main attractions in this area.

Le Phare du Petit Minou5015 Route du Minou, 29280 Plouzané, France

A beautiful lighthouse which was located at  Plouzané, a Breton municipality of Finistère. Built-in the mid-nineteenth century, it was fully automated in the late 1980s. It was located on a rock advanced to sea on the northern coast of the Brest gully. One of the nice places to spend some beautiful time. This beautiful lighthouse was built in the early year of the nineteenth-century and later it was automated in the year 1980.

Lighthouse Pertusato20169 Bonifacio, France

A famous majestic lighthouse with a size of 16.5 m, masonry stone walls, overlooking a rectangular-shaped building overlooking the sea to a height of 99.50 m. Phare de Pertusato is automated, not guarded, and not open to visitors. Walk along the cliffs of Bonifacio to the Pertusato lighthouse offers really stunning views back towards the town and out over the Straits towards Sardinia.

Phare d'EckmühlPlace du Maréchal Davout, 29760 Penmarch, France

A majestic lighthouse that was inaugurated in the year 1897 located at the tip of Penmarc'h. This beautiful lighthouse offers a breathtaking view of the entire Audierne Bay. Reaching the top takes climbing 307 steps, 227 stone steps followed by an iron staircase. It was open to the public all time.

Phare de Men RuzPerros-Guirec, France

A beautiful lighthouse which was located in Côtes-d'Armor, France which is still active and it is not open for the public. The structure is made up of  Pink granite and is located in a prime location. It has a lot of history to say and is one of the most visited locations by tourists.

Phare des Baleines155 Allée du Phare, 17590 Saint-Clément-des-Baleines, France

Phare des Baleines is the name of a lighthouse built between 1849 and 1854 on the Atlantic island of Île de Ré. It belongs to the municipality of Saint-Clément-des-Baleines and replaces an existing lighthouse of the same name that Vauban had built. It owes its name to the fact that in the past whales were often stranded at this point. It was classified as a historical monument since 1904.

Phare Le Touquet407 Avenue des Phares, 62520 Le Touquet-Paris-Plage, France

A huge and beautiful historic lighthouse located, Avenue des Phares, at Touquet-Paris-Plage. Its pink brick octagonal shaft has curved sides, like a Doric column. This lighthouse offers the best way to discover Le Touquet-Paris-Plage and its region. The buildings including the former pavilion of the chief guardian and the old service building, with its garden, the entrance pillars, and the benches are listed in the historical monument.

Pointe Saint-MathieuPointe Saint-Mathieu, 29217 Plougonvelin, France

A beautiful coast which was famous for its lighthouse and a beautiful abbey. This is a place which is very nice to see with its cliffs and the coast is very calm and also you can explore the beauty of the sea and the historic lighthouse stands as a majestic building which increases the beauty of this area. Nice place for a walk and you can get away from the busy daily lives.

Revellata lighthousePhare de la Revellata, 20260 Calvi, France

The Revellata lighthouse also called the Gulf of Calvi lighthouse, marks the northwest coast of Corsica, from the Gulf of Galéria to the coasts of Agriates.  The current lighthouse is a square tower, centered on a rectangular base. It is in masonry stone, with smooth plaster and exposed stone angles. an architectural wonder which was located at the tip of a cliff. it offers a panoramic view of this area and also a nice location to hangout.

Rue du Phare de la JumentRue du Phare de la Jument, 56880 Ploeren, France

A beautiful lighthouse that was located in the northwestern part of France, Brittany which was built on a massive rock of the island of Ushant. It is one of the very diffrent lighthouses in this area. The lighthouse became well known in 1989, through a series of photographs taken by Jean Guichard. It is quite risky to reach the lighthouse. But the view of the lighthouse is truly astonishing.

Saint-Mathieu lighthouseSt Mathieu, 29217 Plougonvelin, France

The Saint-Mathieu lighthouse is located at the end of the tip of the same name at the Plougonvelin, in Brittany, north of the harbor of Brest. It was built in 1835 on the site of an old abbey, and it is one of the most important French coast lighthouses. It was later electrified in 1932 and automated in 1996. One of the prime attractions in this locality which paves light to history.

The WatchtowerPlace d'Armes, 62100 Calais, France

A beautiful and majestic 13th-century watchtower which was located at Place d'Armes behind the Hotel de Ville in Calais, Northern France. It was been used as a lighthouse till 1848, then it becomes a watchtower. it also served as a military post in the first world war. One of the good locations to visit in this place which gives an idea about the history of France and its architectural intelligence.