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Cordouan Lighthouse
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Posted By: hcc, 07-10-2011, 11:01 PM

Lighthouse of Cordouan, off Pointe de Grave, Gironde (France) - Built between 1584 and 1611, the lighthouse was visited by King Louis XIV who spent a night there. Hence the lighthouse's nickname: the lighthouse of the king (le phare du roi). The lighthouse was heightened during the French Revolution to its present height (67 m). Heritage listed since 1862, the lighthouse is accessible only by boat.

This photograph was taken in July 2008 at low tide.

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Wow, now that is what I call a lighthouse, what history and it is still standing. Nice shot, did you tour inside? Bob
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Bob,
Thank you for the comment.
Yes you can visit inside. You must take a tour, the boat departing from Royan or Point de Grave typically. In my case, we arrived at the lighthouse at high tide, then went to visit the lighthouse inside, including climbing to the top. We later departed at low tide from the sand bank. A great experience...
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Terrific - thanks for the photo and the history. That's a remarkable structure.

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Would that be the same lighthouse in this vid (:42 and again at 2:50)?

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QuoteOriginally posted by Jodokast96 Quote
Would that be the same lighthouse in this vid (:42 and again at 2:50)?
Quite likely.... The lighthouse shape is very remarkable.

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