Barfleur and Gatteville lighthouse

Barfleur is a picturesque village located in Normandy

Barfleur is often considered to be one of the beautiful villages of France. The wait is so great for the tourist who goes to Barfleur. Unfortunately the disappointment is more important. The city is built around the port as many cities in Normandy and can be visited in one hour. The coast around the city is not the most beautiful in Normandy.

Barfleur can walk to the lighthouse of Gatteville (4 km one-way). The promenade along the sea on the path of the Customs officers. We can also take the car to reach the lighthouse.

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Difficulty: difficulté
Duration: 2 h.

The port and the village of Barfleur

The port and the village of Barfleur

The Saint-Nicolas Church

The Saint-Nicolas Church

The port

The port
The port had its hour of glory after the invasion of England by the Normans in 1066. He was the preferred of the Norman aristocracy port to go to England.

Hiking

Hiking
The hiking path starts next to the Tourist Office in a small alley. The path is GR 223 (red and white markings), it goes through the Crabec haven then Gatteville lighthouse.

The path

The path
The hiking path requires you to walk on walls.

Barfleur

Barfleur
Away we have a lovely view of Barfleur.

The haven of Crabec

The haven of Crabec
The trail runs along the sea to the harbour of Crabec. We can then continue until Gatteville lighthouse or retrace his steps to get to the lighthouse by car.

The path of the Customs officers

The path of the Customs officers
The path to the Lighthouse is not really interesting.

Gatteville lighthouse

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Gatteville lighthouse
The Lighthouse is the second tallest lighthouse in Europe (74 meters). It can be visited, admission is 3 euros. There is no Museum, we pay just to climb up the lighthouse. The Lighthouse is closed due to bad weather.

Ascension

Ascension
The visit of the Lighthouse is not recommended for people prone to Vertigo, but also to the claustrophobic.

Barfleur and the side view

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Barfleur and the side view
It was awarded the 365 steps by a great view of the entire region.

Others walks

A visit to Cherbourg

A visit to Cherbourg

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