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Nearest Town or City:
Salin de Giraud, , France

Location: Bouches du Rhône département; about 7 miles south of Salin de Giraud.

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Photo: Courtesy of Michel Forand
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The lighthouse was severely damaged in 1944. It was restored between 1947 and 1950.

Tower Height: 141

Height of Focal Plane: 135

Characteristic and Range: Two white flashes every 10 seconds; range 23 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: Conical masonry tower, painted in black and white bands; dwelling adjacent.

This light is operational

Earlier Towers?
1830: Temporary wooden tower, 49 feet tall. 1840: Cylindrical tower, 120 feet tall.

Date Established: 1830

Date Present Tower Built: 1892

Date Automated: 1972

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

Accessible from Salin de Giraud by an unpaved road.

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