Thematic visits on restoration

In small groups, during themed guided tours, discover the Cordouan lighthouse through recent or historical restoration work.

détail du vestibule

A guided tour for small groups

The history of the Cordouan lighthouse is marked by major works and a large-scale campaign has just been completed. Thus, each winter, once the lighthouse is closed to the public, the workers and craftsmen take up residence and share the daily life of the keepers. Supplies to the site are organised by sea transport or helicopter. The quantities of stone, lime and tools needed must be calculated as accurately as possible. Raising, cutting, replacing, sculpting… the work is meticulous and precise.

The guardians will present the different facets of the site during a guided tour in small groups. An exhibition entitled “Cordouan work”, on display at the lighthouse from 2 April, completes the visit.

Maximum 15 adult participants per visit. Supplement: 8 € per person

Saturday 18 June – Departure with Croisières La Sirène, 11:30 am in Royan – I’m Booking
Sunday 19 June – Departure with the Vedettes La Bohême, 11:45 am in Le Verdon-sur-Mer [FULL]