Current Size: 100%

Printer-friendly version

Lighthouse of the Whale

In 1904 the first tower, erected here by Vauban, was designated a national monument. The current lighthouse, on the same site has a range of 50 km and is one of the highest and most powerful in France. Climb the 257 steps to an incomparable view of the island and the ocean.

 Lighthouse of the Whale

The lighthouse is active, and visitable, all year round and a new museum is under construction.


Guided tours possible in July and August (by arrangement for groups).


Le phare des Baleines
155, allée du Phare
Tel. 05 46 29 18 23
Fax. 05 46 29 03 11
  • Français
  • English
  • Nederlands
  • Deutsch
  • Español