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This is not only the second highest lighthouse in France but also the second highest in Europe... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Richmond, United Kingdom
Highest lighthouse in France

With 71 meters this is supposed to be the highest light house in France. From the cape you have an... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2017
Forstinning, Germany
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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 3 weeks ago

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

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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
Reviewed 29 October 2016

This is an amazing lighthouse. Very impressive on the NE corner of the Cherbourg peninsular. There is a small exhibition room but it was closed for lunch when we were there. Amazing seas around the lighthouse, even on a calm day where the different tides...More

1  Thank Colin_Guernsey
Reviewed 29 September 2016

We did not go into or up the lighthouse: ferry time dictated that we could only walk around it. It still gets a 5; barfleur + is a beautiful part of the world, and this a part of that. I would suspect that the views...More

Thank justleavingfeedback
Reviewed 29 September 2016

We walked from the campsite at Barfleur out to the lighthouse. stunning scenery along the walk and the lighthouse is magnificent. The churning of the seas shows you how important this lighthouse is.

2  Thank Barbara S
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Took our 2 children up this light house. It's a long climb up, I think 349 steps, but once at the top you can see for miles. The light house as parking close by and is free. It's next to some craggy rocks so great...More

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Daniel G
27 February 2015|
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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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