SEMAPHORE PONTE ST GILDAS (LIGHTHOUSE)

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Presentation

No doubt, here history has left its mark! Located on one of the most visited tourist sites in the Pays de Retz, come and discover the Semaphore de la Pointe Saint-Gildas, rich in historical, maritime and military heritage.
Come and understand the communication and coastal surveillance techniques used in the 19th century thanks to the 12-meter high semaphore mast installed in the landscaped area of ​​the Semaphore.
Strategic point of view on the ocean, this former lookout post, which became a semaphore in 1862, then a lighthouse in 1954, bears witness, within a modern museographic space, to its history, the evolution of maritime communications as well as great shipwrecks of the Loire estuary which have marked memories.

 Also find the temporary exhibition and the nocturnal conferences in July-August.
Opening day(s)

From Wednesday 01 to Thursday 30 September 2021

Every day except Tuesday

10:00 to 13:00 and 14:30 to 18:00

From Friday 01 to Sunday 31 October 2021

Every day except Monday, Tuesday

14:30 to 17:30

Past Opening day(s)

From Saturday 03 April to Wednesday 30 June 2021

Every day except Tuesday

10:00 to 13:00 and 14:30 to 18:00

From Thursday 01 July to Tuesday 31 August 2021

Every day

10:00 to 13:00 and 14:30 to 19:00

Information
  • PERIOD OF SITE OR HISTORIC MONUMENT :
    • 19th century
  • THEMES OF MUSEUM OR INTERPRETATION CENTRE :
    • History
    • Maritime
    • Military
  • DETAILS FOR CIVIL ARCHITECTURE :
    • Lighthouse
  • VISITS :
    • Individual admission (without guide)
    • Guided tours for groups
  • ACESSIBILITY :
    • Accessible for mobility impaired persons
  • Facilities for mobility impaired persons :
    • Details of facilities : Rez-de-chaussée accessible PMR, salle 1er étage non accessible PMR
  • Geographical zone :
    • Préfailles

Tarifs

FaresMinMax
Adulte
Plein tarif4.50€
Groupe4.50€
Enfant (7-18ans)
Tarif réduit3.50€
Groupe3.50€Hors territoire ; -2.50 euros territoire et centre de loisirs
2 adultes et au moins 2 enfants
Forfait famille14.00€
  • MEANS OF PAYMENT :
    • Cash in Euros
    • Holiday Vouchers (specifically French)
    • Bank and post cheques

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SÉMAPHORE DE LA POINTE SAINT-GILDAS
Pointe Saint-Gildas
44770
PREFAILLES
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 47.13372
Longitude : -2.24588
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SEMAPHORE PONTE ST GILDAS (LIGHTHOUSE)
Pointe Saint-Gildas
44770
PREFAILLES
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