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Visit the lighthouse

This, the last remaining offshore lighthouse in the world that is open to the public, can be visited between April and 1 November. 

Please check the rules to be followed in order to get the most out of your visit

Access

  • You have your own boat: you can buy your admission ticket from the lighthouse keepers after you land
 
  • You have booked a visit to the lighthouse along with a boat crossing, from one of the accredited companies. The crossing takes around 45 minutes, with crossing timetables changing daily according to the tide. During the season boats leave every day from three ports on either side of the estuary:




 

Crossings from Le Verdon-sur-Mer

Departure port: Port Bloc, near the ferry pier
 

Vedettes La Bohème

“La Bohème II” / 99 passengers
“La Bohème III” / 80 passengers
"La p'tite Bohème" / 12 passengers

Reservations: 05 56 09 62 93 - www.vedettelaboheme.com

Sailing schedule

Departure port : Port Médoc
 

La Galantaise de croisières

9 passengers

Reservations : 06 33 58 78 01 - www.galantaise-de-croisières.fr
Sailing schedule
 

Crossings from Meschers-sur-Gironde

“Le Côte de Beauté” 

44 passengers

Reservations: 05 46 85 90 89 

www.meschers-croisieres.fr

Sailing schedule
 

Crossings from Royan

Royan croisières

“Cap Cordouan”: 112 passengers

Reservations: 05 46 06 42 36

www.royancroisieres.fr

Sailing schedule

 

Croisières La Sirène

“Le Jules Verne” / 143 passengers

Reservations: 06 81 84 47 80

www.croisierelasirene.com

Sailing schedule

 

Cordouan Express 

 

7 passengers

Reservations: 06 80 02 02 14

www.cordouan-express.fr

Sailing schedule

 

 

Catamaran croisières voile

Voilier Le Saba, 16 passagers

Réservations : 06 81 84 47 80

www.croisierelasirene.com



NB : landing conditions will depend on the swell and the tides. Please check the advice to visitors on preparation for your trip.

Admission to the lighthouse

  • Adults: €10
     
  • Children: €5
NB: This is the cost of admission to the lighthouse. It does not include the cost of transport, which is determined by each boat company.

Accommodation

"Gites de France" official website (in english)
Right bank: contact Royan Tourist Information office or Meschers-sur-Gironde Tourist Information office
Left bank: contact Verdon-sur-Mer Tourist Information office or Soulac Tourist Information office

Boat crossings

Download boat crossings 2017

It is recommended to book ahead for the boat trips. Cancellations can be made in case of unfavorable weather conditions.