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Sunset at the Eckmühl Lighthouse


One of the most visited monuments in Finistère, best seen at sunset for a truly incandescent experience.

The Eckmühl Lighthouse stands tall on the edge of Saint-Pierre in Penmarc'h. One of the most beautiful in all of France, it is clad in the same granite as the Statue of Liberty, and distinguished by its impressive architecture: octagonal outside, cylindrical inside.

Built between 1893 and 1897, the majestic lighthouse rises to 65 metres above the ground. To reach the top you must climb 307 steps, all the while admiring walls covered with opaline, gorgeous woodwork, marble ceilings, and the bronze statue of the Prince of Eckmühl. However, the highlight of the show remains, unquestionably, what you see once you reach its summit: the extraordinary landscape of sea and sky, which explodes into colour at sunset. Good to know: the ‘Nuits du Phare' (Lighthouse Nights) are held on Tuesdays in July and August at 9:30 p.m., 10:15 p.m., and 11:00 p.m. (price: 7 EUR).

Phare d'Eckmühl
Rue du Phare
29760 Penmarch

+33 (0)2 98 58 72 87

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