Bureau des Phares et Balises
This lighthouse is on the site of a 13th century Benedictine abbey. Monks showed a navigational light from the abbey's tower as early as 1692. Some ruins of the abbey remain.
Tower Height: 121
Height of Focal Plane: 184
Characteristic and Range: Flashing white every 15 seconds, range 29 nautical miles.
Description of Tower: White conical tower with red lantern and dark bands.
This light is operational
Date Established: 1835
Date Present Tower Built: 1835
Date Automated: 1995
Current Use: Active aid to navigation.
Open To Public? Yes.