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The Lighthouse Canche: a balcony on the Côte d'Opale
 
Le phare 
 
Avenue des phares 
 
 
62520 LE TOUQUET-PARIS-PLAGE
 
T : 03.21.06.72.00
 
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A true architectural jewel of 57 meters high designed by Louis Quételart in 1947, the lighthouse will make you discover, at the end of its 274 steps, a breathtaking view of the resort and its surroundings.
The guide will also tell you the story of the two old fires through an exhibition in the former home of the lighthouse keeper.
Photo credit : Ishak Photography

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See you at Canche lighthouse, Les Allées des Mésanges
Duration: 1 hour
Limited to 18 people - No booking, payment on the spot.

Climbing is prohibited for children under 6 years old and is not recommended for cardiac persons and pregnant women.

From October 19 to November 3, 2019
From Tuesday to Sunday at 14H, 15H, 16H

Rates :
5 € - Adults
3 € - Children 6-12 years
13 € - Families (2 adults-2children)
7 € - Coupled ticket Canche lighthouse / Le Touquet museum.
3 € - Reduced price on presentation of proof.
You wish to propose an outing with family, between friends or between colleagues, contact by email with the group service to privatize your visit: groupes@opaleandco.co


Where is the Canche lighthouse?
Square Rivet
Manga Alley
Alley of the Three Martyrs


The Canche lighthouse, a balcony on the Western Channel
A city where the land meets the sea

A climb of 274 steps for a guaranteed show!
Once the 274 marches overcome, to reach the panoramic gallery, you will see, at 44.6m height over 360 °, Le Touquet-Paris-Plage as you've never seen. You will contemplate the landscape, if the weather is clear, from the Bay of Canche to the Norman cliffs. You will see the countryside and the sea, the ramparts of the city of Montreuil at the wooded dunes of the southern Opal Coast, following the line of the hills of Artois. You will feel the sea breeze and let yourself be soothed by the opalescent shades of the horizon and the incomparable lights of the sky on our coastline.
The ascent of the lighthouseThe rise of the lighthouse
Happy visitors at the top of the lighthouse Happy visitors at the top of the lighthouse

Normandy, Picardy and Nord-Pas de Calais, 3 regions in one panorama!

Come and contemplate the coastline of the Norman cliffs at the dunes of the Opal Coast
The Picardy and Norman foothills of Ault in the region of Etretat can be seen with the naked eye, in very clear weather, from the panoramic platform of the lighthouse, towards the South. As the crow flies, the La Canche lighthouse is 40 km from the cliffs of Ault, 53 km from Le Tréport, 77 km from Dieppe and about 120 km from the cliffs of Etretat.
England 3 steps! Visible or not visible?

Can we see England at the top of the Canche lighthouse?

The English cliffs can be seen from the lighthouse gallery, northwesterly, when the weather conditions are excellent. The closest geographical point of England to the Birdcock Touquet is Cape Dungeness. It is located about fifteen kilometers from the Canche lighthouse. It is in fact not visible because formed by lowlands consisting of meadows bordered salt meadows. On the other hand, the high cliffs of Dover and Folkestone, 70 km away and those of Hastings (Brighton area), 78 km away, are visible when the weather is extremely clear.At a distance, the English cliffs can be seen from the Touquet only from the top of the lighthouse. By way of comparison, the width of the Channel Channel, in its narrowest part, between the Dover cliffs and Cape Nez, is only 28 km as the crow flies and the length of the Channel Tunnel is 35 km. .

Where to see the English coast from the French coast?

To see the English coast from ground level, climb to the top of Mount St Frieux whose summit, located on the other side of the bay of Canche, opposite Le Touquet, culminates at 150 m above sea level and dominates the entire southern coastline of the Opal Coast. Moving north from the cliffs of Equihem, the coast of England, beyond Boulogne sur Mer, is visible in clear weather from all the sites of the Opal Coast to Cape Blanc Nez, including from the beaches.

From the lighthouse keepers to the pioneers of Paris-Plage, the Maison des Phares offers you a journey back in time.
The museum of the House of LighthousesThe museum of the House of Lighthouses.

The house of the old lighthouse keepers.

Attributed successively to the masters of the first lighthouses, then to the old guardians of the new lighthouse, this former office building converted into a museum, presents in pictures the history of the lighthouses of Le Touquet and informs the visitor about the optical equipment.
The touch table of the House of Lighthouses - Le Touquet-Paris-PlageThe touch table of the House of Lighthouses

An enlightened visit
During the historic visit, multimedia equipments allow our team to better share with visitors the amazing epic of the Paris-Plage station inspired by its lighthouses.


Interactive vision of Touquet-Paris-Plage
The panorama of the Touquet lighthouse for all
People who can not climb the 274 steps, can discover the panorama, thanks to two screens retransmitting the visionpanoramique produced in real time by two cameras located at the top of the phantom.


Information: patrimoine@opaleandco.co
Visit the Virtual Museum website: www.letouquet-museevirtuel.com
 
 
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