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Le Grand Phare

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56360 Bangor
Phone. : +33 (0)2 97 31 83 04
  • Le Grand Phare 1 - Bangor
  • Le Grand Phare 1 - Bangor
It is a granite tower 92 meters above the sea adjacent to the technical and residential buildings of the guards. The tower was built from 1826 to 1835, according to the project of physicist Augustin Fresnel, chief engineer and secretary of the Lighthouse Commission in Paris. Today, its range is around 50 kilometers, making it one of the most powerful in Europe. It is a state property that was listed in the Supplementary Historic Monuments Inventory in 1995 (as well as the foghorn that depends on it). Get in there! After 247 steps, discover the most breathtaking view of Belle-île. On the ground floor, a permanent exhibition addresses various themes: the administration and the history of lighthouses, the profession of guardians, the buoyage and the natural spaces. Dates and opening hours in 2019: Visit of the Grand Phare 20 mn + free visit of the exhibition (last entry 30 minutes before the closing time). From April 13 to June 30: open Wednesday to Sunday from 10:30 to 13h and 14h to 18h. In July and August: open every day from 10:30 to 13h and from 14h to 18h. In September: open Wednesday to Sunday from 10:30 to 13h and 14h to 18h. In October: Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 13h to 17h. All Saints' holidays: Tuesday to Sunday from 13h to 17h. From 26th to 31st December: guided tour every day by reservation at 06 70 63 93 68. Prices 2019: Adult: 3 € Seasonal: 2,50 € Free night price: 4 € Child 7 to 12 years: 1,50 € Child -7 years old: free Heritage Days (Saturday or Sunday), twinning with the CCBI or a Belle-Île town: free. Adult Cultural Pass (+12 years old): 2,40 € * Cultural Pass for children (7-12 years old): 1,20 € * * On presentation of your entrance ticket of the Vauban citadel or the site house of the pointe des Poulains / Museum space Sarah Berhnardt. Commented visit (1h): Adults: 5 € 7-12 years and islanders: 3 € Children under 7: 1 €.
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    • Car park
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Adult 3€ €
Child rate 1,50€ €

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