Visit of the Saint-Louis lighthouse

  • Phare Saint-Louis
  • Escalier du Phare Saint-Louis
Phare Saint-LouisEscalier du Phare Saint-Louis

It is at the end of the mole Saint Louis, this stone pavement length of 650 meters built at the foundation of the city, that throne the lighthouse Saint-Louis. Built around 1680, demolished in 1944 by German army, it was rebuilt in 1948.

Today, it continues to signal by its red light the entrance of the channel and is now open to the public. Come climb the steps of this incredible viewpoint and enjoy a 360 ° view of the commercial port, the marina and the old town.

Some figures: 2297 stones, 310 m3 of cut stone, 126 steps, 33,5 m high, 6,50m diameter at the base and 4,55m at the top, 3m inside diameter.
Opening periods :

  • From April 6 to May 5, every day, from 10am to 12:30pm and from 2pm to 5:30pm
  • From May 8 to June 23, only on weekends, the Ascension Bridge and Pentecost Monday, from 10am to 12:30pm and from 2pm to 5:30pm
  • From June 29 to September 1, every day, from 10am to 1pm and from 3:30pm to 6:30pm 
  • From September 2 to 29, Monday to Friday, 2:00 pm to 5:30 pm / weekends 10:00 am to 12:30 pm and 2:00 pm to 5:30 pm 
  • During the month of October, weekends, from 10am to 12:30pm and from 2pm to 5pm
  • From October 21 to November 3, every day, from 10am to 12:30pm and from 2pm to 5pm

 Ticketing on site (at the foot of the lighthouse)

  • Location: Phare Saint Louis on the Mole Saint Louis, 34200 SETE
  • Price: 3,50 € - free for children under 12 years old.
  • Last access 30 minutes before closing time.

 Special conditions :

  • This visit is subject to cancellation for reasons of safety in case of unfavorable weather (winds of "force 6").
  • Pets are not allowed.
  • More than 120 steps to climb.
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 43.39672
Longitude : 3.70173
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