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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


  • 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 Medoc

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 -
Sailing schedule

Departure port : Port Médoc

La Galantaise de croisières

9 passengers
Reservations : 06 33 58 78 01 - www.galantaise-de-croisiè
Sailing schedule

Crossings from Meschers-sur-Gironde

“Le Côte de Beauté” 

44 passengers
Reservations: 05 46 85 90 89
Sailing schedule

Crossings from Royan

Royan croisières

“Cap Cordouan”: 112 passengers
Reservations: 05 46 06 42 36
Sailing schedule


Croisières La Sirène

“Le Jules Verne” / 143 passengers
Reservations: 06 81 84 47 80
Sailing schedule


Cordouan Express 


7 passengers
Reservations: 06 80 02 02 14
Sailing schedule



Catamaran croisières voile

Voilier Le Saba, 16 passagers
Réservations : 06 81 84 47 80

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: €11
  • Children: €6
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.


"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 2018

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