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Stunning view.

Well worth a visit, very good views from the lighthouse and the surrounding area. Not much else to... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2018
New Milton, United Kingdom
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Great site

Awesome little stop if you are in the area. Tide was out so kids loved climbing all over the rocks... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2018
Timothy T
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25 C route du Phare | Accueil du Phare de Gatteville, 50760 Gatteville-le-Phare, Barfleur, France
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Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

Well worth a visit, very good views from the lighthouse and the surrounding area. Not much else to do around the lighthouse, would think it would be a very good area for bass fishing.

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Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

Awesome little stop if you are in the area. Tide was out so kids loved climbing all over the rocks finding sea snails and clams.

Thank Timothy T
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

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

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Reviewed 21 August 2018

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

Thank teibaal
Reviewed 26 June 2018

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

Thank SergeLourie
Reviewed 9 October 2017

This is a beautiful lighthouse in a great location but it is closed for repair at the moment. You can still walk around the outside and enjoy the views.

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Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

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.

Thank M S
Reviewed 27 June 2017

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

1  Thank Michael L
Reviewed 25 February 2017

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

3  Thank Julian A
Reviewed 4 February 2017

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

1  Thank TombolaToo
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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 internet site phare-de-gatteville
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