The tower, built in 1737, served a dual function: it was used as a watchtower and shelter for the civilian population in times of war and unrest, and as a beacon for navigation on the Rhône River. Today, the tower houses the local tourism office. The light on the tower is directional: its beam is intensified between 262º and 265º.
Tower Height: 69
Height of Focal Plane: 49
Characteristic and Range: Quick white flash; range 20 nautical miles.
Description of Tower: Square stone tower with a red lantern.
This light is operational
Date Established: 1700s
Date Present Tower Built: 1737
Current Use: Active aid to navigation.
Open To Public? Yes.
The lighthouse is open Monday to Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (5:30 p.m. in the summer); closed at lunchtime.
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