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Phare de Calais, Calais

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#1 of 6 in Historic Sites in Calais
Lighthouse · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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Phare de Calais was built in 1848, replacing the old watch tower as the lighthouse of the port. The 180ft (55 meter) high tower was electrified in 1883 and automated in 1992. The staircase has 271 steps leading up to the lantern. By day it is easily distinguishable from other coastal lighthouses by its white color and black lantern. Using our custom trip planner, Calais attractions like Phare de Calais can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • There is only so much one can see or do at a lighthouse, but it is quite well presented, not expensive and a really good view of Calais and the surrounding area, perfect for planning where to visit... 
    There is only so much one can see or do at a lighthouse, but it is quite well presented, not expensive and a really good view of Calais and the surrounding area, perfect for planning where to visit...  more »
  • Visited on a beautiful spring day. Did not walk up but had a good look at the visitor info in the ground floor rooms. Learned a lot about his light houses work and related maritime information. The... 
    Visited on a beautiful spring day. Did not walk up but had a good look at the visitor info in the ground floor rooms. Learned a lot about his light houses work and related maritime information. The...  more »
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  • Awesome place. We had a good time and weather and managed to get to the terrace. Our guide was very helpful and patient with us and our many questions. I definitely recommend a visit to this lighthouse. As far as I understand, in very good weather, Britain can be seen quite well. We saw only faint outlines.
  • Nice place, easy to reach. Beautiful View from the top.

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