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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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Wonderful view.

Lovely, well maintained site. Small fee to climb the lighthouse - totally worth it! The kids... read more

Reviewed 17 November 2017
tpapet
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Trentham, Australia
Well worth a visit

We cycled there from Ars de re, it’s a fair trek.. The lighthouse and location are good, but be... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2017
ShiftZZ
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Leicestershire
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155 route du Phare, 17590 Saint Clement des Baleines, Ile de Re, France
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Reviewed 17 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
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
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

Thank lbj17
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.

Thank timwyatt2017
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

Thank Alison W
Reviewed 14 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
Reviewed 21 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
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Visited the light houses (old and "new") on a very windy rainy day at the end of June. Exerting climb to top of lighthouse, interesting accommodation at top and spectacular views of Ile de Re. Interesting facts & figures about lighthouses in general and French...More

Thank 955maryo
Reviewed 8 July 2017

Although this is at the far end of Ile de Re it is worth it on a clear day. Go early when not too busy. Parking is a short walk to the light house and museum. We chose the option of climbing up the lighthouse...More

2  Thank TKCheltenham
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

If you do, go make a detour. The hike to the top is as tiring as full of emotions, the view at the top is unique, but more than anything else is the feeling of going through a piece of history, when lighthouses were still...More

Thank PierreVischioni
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