Phare de Contis

Open until 26 June 2022

SAINT-JULIEN-EN-BORN

Built in 1862 by decree of Napoleon III, the Contis lighthouse was erected nearly one kilometre from the Atlantic Ocean, 15 km south of Mimizan. Originally all white, it was repainted in the 1930s with two black Archimedean screw bands wrapped around the construction. In 1944, it narrowly escaped destruction, the Germans having bombed only the lantern.
With its 38-metre tower, the only lighthouse in the Landes region raises its lantern to 52 metres above sea level. For a long time inhabited by guards, it now operates alone, automatically. To reach the dome, take the 184-step cast iron staircase. Your effort is rewarded by the exceptional panorama that stretches out before your eyes: on one side the immensity of the ocean, on the other the vast Landes forest; between the two, a long stretch of fine sand and dunes.

  • Secondary Type: Historic site and monument
  • Type: Historic site and monument
  • Groups accepted

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Categories

  • Lighthouse

Ranking

  • Registered and listed sites

Opening times

From 01/04/2022 to 26/06/2022

  • Vendredi: from 14h00 to 18h00
  • Samedi: from 14h00 to 18h00
  • Dimanche: from 14h00 to 18h00

From 01/07/2022 to 04/09/2022

  • Mercredi: from 10h00 to 18h00
  • Samedi: from 10h00 to 18h00
  • Mardi: from 10h00 to 18h00
  • Jeudi: from 10h00 to 18h00
  • Vendredi: from 10h00 to 18h00
  • Dimanche: from 10h00 to 18h00

From 09/09/2022 to 02/10/2022

  • Vendredi: from 14h00 to 18h00
  • Samedi: from 14h00 to 18h00
  • Dimanche: from 14h00 to 18h00

Prices

Prices Min. Max.
Basic price - full adult price 3 €
Children's price 1 €

Means of payment

  • Payment cards
  • Cheques and postal orders
  • Cash

Facilities

  • Accepted animals

Equipment

  • Bus parking

Visit

  • Guided tour