Located at the tip of Barfleur, just 20 minutes from the campsite, Gatteville-le-Phare is definitely a must-visit during your stay in Normandy. Gateville lighthouse is the second largest lighthouse in France (75 m high).
To see and do : Chapelle des Marins (11th century), the marine cemetary where numerous victims of La Luna shipwreck are buried (American three-master which sank in 1860), Saint-Pierre parish church (15th century) with an 11th century Roman bell tower…
Discover the 2nd highest lighthouse in France!
Located 2 km north of the port of Barfleur, the lighthouse of Gatteville is built between 1829 and 1834. It took no less than 10 000 stones of granite size (7 400 tons!) to erect this monumental lighthouse which measures 75 m high.
If you want to climb to the top, you will have to climb 365 steps! However, you will be greatly rewarded for your efforts by admiring a panoramic view of the channel Sea, the north-Cotentin Grove and the Calvados coast.
At the foot of the lighthouse, a small room explains the history of the building, but also the lighthouses in France through objects, drawings, photos and video.
To see, to do in Gatteville the lighthouse
- The 11th century sailors ‘ chapel
- The Marine cemetery where many shipwrecked of the Luna are buried there (American three-masts having sunk in 1860)
- The parish church of St. Peter of the fifteenth century (Romanesque steeple of the 11th C.)
- Le Manoir du Jug (16th century)
If you are looking for a campsite near Gatteville-le-Phare, check the availability of the campsite * * * * La Gallouette and book now your location, chalet rental and Mobil-Home in the channel!