Visit Gatteville lighthouse
Situated on the Cotentin Peninsula at the headland in Barfleur, Gatteville lighthouse was built in the 19th century to guide mariners as they sailed through the dangerous Barfleur tidal race. It has been automated since 1984.
Dizzying figures: 75, 305, 11 000
The pride of the Val de Saire, Gatteville lighthouse is the second tallest in France, standing at 75 metres high. The construction of this majestic building required around 11 000 blocks of granite.
A fun fact is that the lighthouse has as many steps as the days of the year, as many windows as the weeks, and as many levels as the months!