Departure for Île Vierge by kayak


Our tips for your visit

Pre-visit tips

All the practical information you need to get ready

The Ile Vierge lighthouse is located in an exceptional natural setting, making every visit a unique experience. For a successful visit, it's important to follow our advice!

Your goal: a successful ascent of the steps!

To discover the great lighthouse, make sure you're properly equipped. Rest assured, you won't be asked to climb the wall in commando mode! But if you don't want to spoil this great sporting moment, you'll want to avoid the pretty pumps and slippery flip-flops and opt for good shoes to be ready to tackle the 383 steps!

Read the video about Escalier du grand phare de l'île Vierge
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Take care of yourself!

The tour is not suitable for visitors with walking difficulties, cardio-respiratory problems or other medical contraindications. Prefer to stay downstairs? Push open the door to the farmhouse, and a virtual tour awaits you!

Tips for explorers

  1. Don't forget to bundle up!
    Depending on the weather, bring a windbreaker or raincoat, a cap, sunscreen and a bottle of water. If you feel a little hungry, or a little thirsty, there's a small restaurant in the farmhouse where you can get your strength back!
  2. During my stopover, I'll keep an eye on the children.
    Children must be supervised by an adult throughout the visit, whether on the Île Vierge or in the lighthouse.
  3. What can I do with my dog?
    Pets are not allowed in the lighthouse. If you wish to visit the lighthouse, remember to bring a companion so that you can keep your pet company outside and take turns visiting the lighthouse. Your 4-legged friend can accompany you as you explore the island, as long as he or she is on a leash and keeps a safe distance from the birds.
Sea view from Île Vierge
Eugénie Ragot
Martin Viezzer

A fragile ecosystem!

In order to preserve it, please respect the recommendations of the Conservatoire du Littoral, by staying on the paths and not removing any plants or pebbles that protect the island from erosion.

The farmhouse

Annexed to the two lighthouses, the farmhouse now houses a small museum on the history of the island. For those who prefer to stay downstairs, a virtual tour of the site is available. There's also a souvenir store and a small catering area, where you can recharge your batteries after a long day of sea air!

Collector friends

L'île Vierge is part of the large collection of Paris coins. You can find them in all tourist offices and in the island store.

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The Lighthouse Route

On foot along the GR®34 or by bike along the Littorale V45, follow the Route des Phares!

After contemplating the Pontusval lighthouse on the Côte des Légendes, here you are on an island at the foot of Europe's highest lighthouse. Continue your escapade towards other sentinels of the seas in the Pays d'Iroise, discovering the Saint-Mathieu lighthouse in Plougonvelin, the Kermorvan lighthouse in Le Conquet, and the Trézien lighthouse, the most earthy, located near the tip of Corsen.

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How do I get there?

Port de l'Aber Wrac'h: Free parking in the marina.

Pointe du Castel Ac' h: Free parking near the pointe du Castel Ac'h, or 300 m away.

Getting there with Google Maps