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This is France's tallest lighthouse and visiting it is an interesting thing to do in the area.
Nestled between Barfleur and Cap Levi, Gatteville is part of the picturesque Cotentin coast.
The walk up the lighthouse is about 360 easy steps and the view from...More
Le Phare de Gatteville is one of th ethree lighhthouses we visited during our Normandy tour. This is the only one we manage to enter and for sure is the taller.
We decided to step up to the top to enjoy the great view. Generally...More
This is not only the second highest lighthouse in France but also the second highest in Europe. The cost of entry is reasonable and the view from the top is amazing. The only problem is that, to get to the top, you must walk up...More
With 71 meters this is supposed to be the highest light house in France. From the cape you have an excellent view over north of cotentin. If you are travelling off season, check the opening times. Often it is only opened from 14:00 to 18:00.
I don't know how far out of my way I'd go for this (if it hadn't been part of a tour, I'm certain I would've missed it), but it was definitely worth the shlep. You get a great sense of the French/Normandie coast from this...More
My family loves to climb the steps to the top almost every year. Not this year; "Closed: too windy." (How come a recent poster claims that he loves it in stormy weather?)
If you can get past the Cerberus-impersonating, misanthropic, female jobsworth who runs the...More
Although easy to get to, this magical place feels as though you have reached the limit of the world. I have been there in fine sunshine and in furious storms. For me the stormy weather is best as you get a real feel of why...More
Open everyday from februay to november 15th + christmas french holidays
from 10 am to 12 an 2pm to 4pm nov-feb, 5pm march and october, 6pm april and september, 7pm may-aug