Gatteville lighthouse in Normandy

Day 6 of my Normandy Advent Calendar. France's second tallest lighthouse stands 75 metres tall on the Cotentin coast at Gatteville. You can walk up to the top, climbing up the 365 stone steps. The thick walls of the lighthouse are peppered with 52 windows which provide a welcome window sill to take a rest. […]

Normandy lighthouse

Normandy lighthouse The Phare de GattevilleĀ is a Normandy lighthouse at the tip of Barfleur and is the second tallest lighthouse in France. The strong currents and many shipwrecks prompted the building of this Normandy lighthouse. The original version of the lighthouse built in 1774 can be seen on the left and was topped with a […]