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Le Grand Phare Ile d'Yeu

The original lighthouse was constructed in 1829 and was 29 metres high, but the light produced by the oil fired lights was insufficient to permit good visibility, so in 1895 it was replaced by electric light.
In 1951 a new lighthouse was constructed with a height of 41 metres in all being 56 metres above sea level.
It is open to the public during the season when a spectacular panoramic view of the whole island and surrounding seas can be seen.

Open: April, May and June.
         Wednesdays,Fridays and Saturdays from 10.00 to 12.30 & 14.30 to 16.30
         1st July to 31st August everyday 10.00 to 12.30 & 14.30 to18h.00.
         September; Wednesdays Fridays and Saturdays from 15.00 to 1900.

Tariff: Adults €3 Children (7-18) €1

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Stair case Grand Phare . Creative commons attribution, Author = Peyot
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