the Sémaphore de la Pointe-Saint-Gildas (Lighthouse)

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Presentation

There's no doubt that history has left its mark here: discover the Sémaphore de la Pointe-Saint-Gildas !

 
A visit to the Sémaphore comprises several areas:
  • One or more temporary exhibitions, free of charge
  • A museum trail
  • A film presenting the semaphore and maritime buoyage in the Loire Estuary
  • The job and life of lighthouse keepers
  • The Fresnel lens, the ingenious invention that equips most of the world's lighthouses
  • The 1st floor looks at the history of semaphores and communications at sea
  • The 2nd floor opens onto a panoramic view of the Baie de Bourgneuf and the Loire estuary.
  •  Also find the temporary exhibition and the nocturnal conferences in July-August.
The 12-metre high semaphore mast in the landscaped area of the Semaphore gives visitors an insight into the techniques used to communicate and monitor the coastline in the 19th century.

A strategic viewpoint over the ocean, this former lookout post, which became a semaphore in 1862 and then a lighthouse in 1954, has a modern museographic space where you can learn about its history, the development of maritime communications and the great shipwrecks in the Loire Estuary that have left their mark on people's memories.

Did you know?
Every year, a temporary exhibition is held in one of the wings of the building on the ground floor, which is accessible free of charge.
Opening day(s)

From Monday 01 July to Saturday 31 August 2024

Every day

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

From Sunday 01 to Monday 30 September 2024

Every day except Tuesday

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

From Tuesday 01 to Thursday 31 October 2024

Every day except Monday, Tuesday

14:30 to 17:30

Past Opening day(s)

From Monday 15 April to Sunday 30 June 2024

Every day except Tuesday

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

Information
  • PERIOD OF SITE OR HISTORIC MONUMENT :
    • 19th century
  • THEMES OF MUSEUM OR INTERPRETATION CENTRE :
    • History
    • Maritime
    • Military
  • DETAILS FOR CIVIL ARCHITECTURE :
    • Lighthouse
  • CAPACITY :
    • Minimum number of persons 15
    • Maximum number of persons 50
  • 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

FaresCategoryMinMax
01/01/2024 - 31/12/2024
Tarif groupeScolaire3.50€
Tarif groupeAdulte4.50€
Plein tarifAdulte4.50€
Tarif réduitEnfant (7 - 18 ans)3.50€
Forfait famille2 adultes et au moins 2 enfants14.00€
  • 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
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Latitude : 47.13372
Longitude : -2.24588
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