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Well preserved lighthouse with stunning views.

It was a dull day when we went to the lighthouse. I was pleasantly surprised by the easy staircase... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2018
Mirepoix, France
Nice view, relatively easy climb

Worth it. Well maintained, and all the steps are the same height, which I have not always found to... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2018
Middletown, Connecticut
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Cap Ferret's Lighthouse is currently closed for works. Reopening of the site scheduled for mid-December 2018.
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
4 Promenade Tour du Phare Cap Ferret, 33970 Cap-Ferret, Lege-Cap-Ferret, France
+33 5 57 70 33 30
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 26 July 2015

Situated on a headland the lighthouse has extensive grounds which are quiet and peaceful. There is a visitor center at the base of the lighthouse and, admission to climb the 250+ stairs is EUR6.0 for adults. The panorama at the top is 360 degrees. It's...More

2  Thank KP_KK_BKK
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 25 June 2015

It's big and old, but that's it. Nothing special if you've seen a few lighthouses, this is just another.

1  Thank Mel S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Really, this is a Must-Do on your visit to Cap Ferret! Not only is the structure strikingly beautiful but interesting too. If for no other reason, you need to take in the breathtaking views from the top!!!

Thank Savonier
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

What can I say. A lighthouse on the point. I will not spoil it for you and tell you about the history but a must visit if you have the time.

Thank Glen S
Reviewed 23 July 2018

Great views from the top, wasn't too difficult to climb and not too expensive. Nice park and forest walks nearby too.

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

Be ready to climb the 258 steps and enjoy the amazing views. Nearby is an uncovered German bunker from the second world war.

Thank VickyBarragan
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

We hiked up the 240 steps to the top of the lighthouse I love panoramic views. I love being above the world and seeing the whole world (well maybe just the area) and all it has to offer. We hike up every tower, lighthouse and...More

Thank TerOut
Reviewed 18 June 2018

It was a dull day when we went to the lighthouse. I was pleasantly surprised by the easy staircase. Well lit with windows. Didn't count the number of steps, but it was a lot! Amazing views from the top. Oyster beds, the bay, dune du...More

Thank suzij552
Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

Worth it. Well maintained, and all the steps are the same height, which I have not always found to be true in old lighthouses. The view is nice and there is an informative museum and a nice gift shop.

Thank travelandsee2017
Reviewed 21 May 2018

Located in the Lege Cap Ferret area, the Phare du Cap Ferret offers some great views over the basin and the Atlantic. It is a bit of a climb to the top, so not suggested for those with health issues. For other really worth the...More

Thank mitch w
Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

Hi everyone, Not only being part one of the 1500 lighthouses still in action worldwide the Lège-Cap-Ferret light house is also a museum where you will leave more knowledgable than when you reached. A place full of history. Be aware if you have fear of...More

Thank Yoann L
Reviewed 21 October 2017

On a clear day the 360 views from the top is worthwhile, and more than makes up the climb. It is quite beautiful!

Thank Steve P
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