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Name: Port Saint Louis du Rhône Light   Map it!

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Also known as: Tour Saint Louis

Nearest Town or City:
Port Saint Louis du Rhône, , France

Location: Bouches du Rhône département; in Port Saint Louis du Rhône, on the eastern arm of the Rhône River.

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Photo: Courtesy of Michel Forand

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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