Located at the northern end of Oléron island, the Chassiron lighthouse allowed seamen to enter the waters of Antioch narrows, area reputed for its numerous shipwrecks. Completed in 1836, Chassiron tower was visible 7 leagues (39 km) away. Nowadays, thanks to its lantern situated 43m above sea level when the skies are clear, its eight beams of light are visible from 33 miles (52 km) away. After having climbed the 224 steps, from "world's edge" you will admire the view of La Rochelle, the isles of Ré and Aix, Oléron lengthwise and, of course, Fort Boyard. The lighthouse's foundations are 18 meters in diameter and 3 meters deep. Renowned for having been used when Cologne cathedral and the socle of the Statue of Liberty were under construction, the stones originate in the quarry named Crazannes (Charente Maritime).

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Site et monument historique

Conditions de visites

Visites libres en permanence, Visites guidées, Visites audio-guidées, Visites guidées en permanence, Visites guidées sur demande, Visites pédagogiques


Au bord de la mer, Proche d'un site naturel, Proche d'un site patrimonial, Sur une île, Vue sur mer, Vue panoramique

On-site activities

Animation thématique spécifique

Points d'accès

Gare SNCF 60kmGare maritime 4kmAutoroute 75kmGare routière 15kmAéroport Aérodrome 15km

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Animals accepted


Rates 2020 (€)

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  • Tarif enfant


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  • From thursday 1st january 1970 to thursday 1st january 1970
    08:00 - 18:00
  • From wednesday 15th april 2020 to thursday 24th december 2020
  • From saturday 26th december 2020 to thursday 31st december 2020


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