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Phare des Baleines

155 route du Phare, 17590 Saint Clement des Baleines, Ile de Re, France
+33 5 46 29 18 23
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Beautiful view on a clear day

We climbed up the stairs to the top of the tall lighthouse and got an amazing view on a clear day... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Fabien B
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Lighthouse

This old lighthouse is situated at one end of Ile de Re. If you are in the area worth a trip. It... read more

Reviewed 30 May 2018
Bobbelar
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London, United Kingdom
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155 route du Phare, 17590 Saint Clement des Baleines, Ile de Re, France
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"car park"
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"souvenir shops"
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"great view"
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"well worth a visit"
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"worth a trip"
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"light house"
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"short walk"
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"the bus"
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"public toilets"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We climbed up the stairs to the top of the tall lighthouse and got an amazing view on a clear day. The place also has restaurants with local food and souvenir shops.

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Reviewed 30 May 2018

This old lighthouse is situated at one end of Ile de Re. If you are in the area worth a trip. It costs €3.5 and there are a few! stairs to climb! But the view is worth the climb.

Thank Bobbelar
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

This point of the island is well reachable with the local bus no 3 for those who aren't visiting with car. The advantage of taking the bus is that it drives through the island, so one can see quite a lot of it already before...More

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Reviewed 18 November 2017

Lovely, well maintained site. Small fee to climb the lighthouse - totally worth it! The kids loved climbing up to the top - a mix of adrenaline and adventure for little kids. Walking tracks all around to explore. Parking was a little painful.

Thank tpapet
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

We cycled there from Ars de re, it’s a fair trek.. The lighthouse and location are good, but be aware that this place can be full of tourists, loads of rather expensive restaurants and café, it’s not for the faint hearted…

Thank ShiftZZ
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Not surprisingly, there are plenty of restaurants, cafes and ice cream vendors between the free car park and the lighthouse, so it is popular around meal times. The lighthouse offers great views. Also a good place to watch the sunset with the many towers of...More

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Reviewed 3 September 2017

Interesting for a small visit and great spiral staircase with views at the top. Reasonable price and beach nearby in walking distance to extend the stay.

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Reviewed 2 September 2017

Situated at the northern tip of the Il de Re, the lighthouse is easily spotted from some distance away. Easy free car parking, with a short pedestrianised stroll unto the lighthouse. The pathway is lined with small independent tourist retailers and one to two cafe/ice...More

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Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

We cycled there from Ars en Re which took about an hour with a five yr old on his own bike but was well worth it! Amazing coastline - the tide was out and fantastic rock pooling. Lots of lovely restaurants to eat stand nice...More

Thank Bluecrunchie
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Reviewed 22 July 2017

it is a long way from the bridge between La Rochelle to Phare des Baleines , but the view of the continent and on the ocean is fantastic ! you can visit the phase for some Euros, but it's ok , for the view and...More

Thank fabetlucy
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