Phare d'Eckmuhl, also known as Point Penmarc'h Light or Saint-Pierre Light, is one of the tallest lighthouses in the world with a height of 65 m (213 ft) above sea level. The tower was built from 1893 to 1897 out of kersanton, the same stone found in nearby quarries used to build the base of the Statue of Liberty. A wood-paneled room at the top has a bronze statue of Prince Eckmühl. You will enjoy an unforgettable view at the top by daring to climb all 307 steps (227 stone steps followed by an iron staircase). Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Phare d'Eckmuhl by using our Penmarch online tour planner.
Phare d'Eckmuhl Reviews
a perfect viewpoint to overlook pen'March and the coastline. The history of the lighthouse itself is very interesting. more »
Along the impressive antique stairs we climbed the 265 some steps. Taking a break now and then, we managed, even as seniors, to reach the top. The view was rewarding, land and sea. Not expensive and..... more »
307 stairs to get to the observation point on top. Unfortunately, the uppermost section was not available for visits however. The view was still great. Not a long activity though. They had discount prices for kids under 10 and for students. The gift shop right besides had good looking postcards too for tourists.
Very much the lighthouse you would expect, perhaps more, perhaps less. In any case certainly it is tall with a light on top and an excuse to stretch your legs while driving round the coast. Top tip: if sailing round the coast then do not stop at a lighthouse.
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