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Managed by SMIDDEST

SMIDDEST, responsible for managing the site

SMIDDEST (Syndicat Mixte pour le Développement Durable de l'Estuaire de la Gironde), the authority responsible for the sustainable development of the Gironde estuary, was founded in 2001 by the Département Councils of Gironde and Charente-Maritime, the Regional Councils of Aquitaine and Poitou-Charentes, the Bordeaux Urban Community and the Royan Atlantique Conurbation.

SMIDDEST handles the coordination and implementation of all initiatives, or joint actions, on the part of its members concerning quality of life, the environment, development, tourism, culture or economic development in connection with the Gironde estuary.
Since 1 January 2010, SMIDDEST has been responsible for managing the Cordouan lighthouse :
Safekeeping of the Monument – Hosting visits from the public
Promotion of the site – Development of cultural projects
Conservation of the rocky plateau