Phare de Calais, Calais

Lighthouse · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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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  • We were staying at a hotel just up the street and this place looked like a good place to start our sightseeing. On a hill, high and pointy, looked as though it had views over the whole city. Climbed....  more »
  • Just wondering around this city as soon as we arrived in France after a few hours on the ferry, the light house was amazing  more »
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  • There are great views from the city and the beach, the guide explained us the history of Calais, the lighthouse and the important buildings and palces you could see. Maybe some repairs are needed in the exposition of the beginning, but the service and views are something exceptional. You don't need the best condition to go upstairs, but I would recommend to not push yourself. Sometimes it can get very windy, so keep everything as best as you can.
  • Very enjoyable attraction

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