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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 two ports on either side of the estuary:


 

Crossings from Le Verdon-sur-Mer

Departure port: Port Medoc
(c) JJ Lafosse

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

Tariff low season 
- Single tariff: 44 €  [7 € entrance fees - 37 € boat crossing]
- Group tariff (from 20 people) : 42 € [6 € entrance fees - 36 € boat crossing]
- Tariff for schools: 30 €  [5 € entrance fees - 25 € boat crossing]
Tariff high season (july/august) 
- Full price: 49 €  [15 € entrance fees - 34 € boat crossing]
- Reduced price (children under 16 years old) : 42 €  [10 € entrance fees - 32 € boat crossing]
 

Crossings from Royan

Croisières La Sirène

“Le Jules Verne” / 143 passengers
Reservations: 06 81 84 47 80
www.croisierelasirene.com

Tariff low season  
- Single tariff: 43 €  [7 € entrance fees - 36 € boat crossing]
- Group tariff (from 20 people) : 40 € [6 € entrance fees - 34 € boat crossing]
- tariff for schools: 29 €  [5 € entrance fees - 24 € boat crossing]
Tariff high season (july/august) 
- Full price: 49 €  [15 € entrance fees - 34 € boat crossing]
- Reduced price (children under 16 years old) : 42 €  [10 € entrance fees - 33 € boat crossing]

 


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

Low season 
- Single tariff: 7 € 
- Group tariff (from 20 people) : 6 €
- Tariff for schools : 5 € 

High season (july/august) 
- Full price : 15 €  
- Reduced price (children under 16 years old) : 10 € 

NB: This is the cost of admission to the lighthouse. It does not include the cost of transport.

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 2019

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