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General Information



Height : 67.50 metres
Reach : 21 miles
Latitude: 45° 35’ 11’’ North Longtitude : 1° 10’ 25’’ West
International Number : D.1300

Cordouan lighthouse, one of the oldest and most remarkable of the lighthouses out at sea, marks the mouth of the Gironde estuary. It is built on a rocky plateau of 150 hectares, 9 kilometres to the west of the Pointe de Grave.

It entered service in 1611 since when it has been continually manned. Today it remains the last French lighthouse on which keepers live and work.