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LE GRAND PHARE

LE GRAND PHARE
Address : Route de l'Aérodrome
85350 L'ILE-D'YEU
FRANCE

Contact: LE GRAND PHARE

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Presentation of: LE GRAND PHARE

After many seawrecks, the 1828 seawreck of the Royal vessel « l’Active » and the loss of more than 100 men triggered public authorities in setting up around the island an appropriate maritime safety system.In 1830, a lighthouse was built on a small mount named la Petite Foule. This lighthouse was commonly called by the islanders le Grand Phare (the great lighthouse).
The lighthouse was built on a megalithic sight.
It was 29 meters tall. At the top a steady non-flashing oil light in a pitch-black lantern house burnt every night overlooking the coast.
Service buildings and lightkeeper dwelling were built around the tower.
Unfortunately the system was sometimes obscured. And on the 24th of March 1895, an electric revolving light was added.
Destroyed in August 1944, a new more moder
Site theme
Minor heritage
Lighthouse
Architectural style of the site
Modern
Payment methods
Cheques and postal orders
Visits
Guided tours (individuelles): Yes
Guided tours on request (groupes): Yes
Further information
Groups accepted starting from 15 persons
Pets not allowed

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