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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
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
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
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
We had been to La Phare a few times before we decided to climb up the Lighthouse. We had both read The Light between Oceans that spoke of the life of a lighthouse keeper before electricity. Wanting to feel what it would have been like...More
Cycled here from Bois-Plage on first day of 4 day trip to the isle, good for overview of a flat landscape that allows no views. A beautifully built C19th lighthouse that plays a strategic role on the French Atlantic coast, certainly worth a visit if...More
Just outside the settlement is a new car park, opened this year, which can cater for hundreds of cars. Although there are some cafes/restaurants, I am not sure it is a good thing to attract too many tourists at once here. The Phare has over...More
I took the bus which drops you off about 10 minutes' walk away from the lighthouse. You will feel like you've been dropped off in the middle of nowhere but when you look further - there's the lighthouse.
I bought the combo ticket which includes...More