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The Cordouan Light House

 A magnificent 400-year old sentry!


Dubbed « the Versailles of the sea » or « lighthouse of kings, king of lighthouses », Cordouan became a listed historic monument in 1862 and is the oldest lighthouse in Europe (XVIth century) as well as the oldest working lighthouse. This magnificent sentry 9km offshore has 6 Renaissance-style storeys and a chapel dedicated to Louis XIV. Boats to visit the lighthouse leave from Verdon harbour.


Visiting Cordouan lighthouse
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