The Cape Cerbère lighthouse is the last French lighthouse before the border with Catalonia (Spain), also called a “solar lighthouse”.

It is located at Cap Cerbère in the commune of Cerbère (Pyrénées-Orientales, Occitania, France), the last commune on the Vermeille coast in a natural landscape which makes it a popular stopover on the hiking trail.

This construction was undertaken to replace the old light at the port of Cerbère removed in 1980. It is the work of the Lucien Guerra beaureau from Paris. The site of the very high cliffs of Cape Cerbère was chosen, but it was necessary to exclude any electricity supply by overhead line so as not to distort the landscape.

In 1982, this modern lighthouse was completed and is powered by solar panels. It is a gray stone tower with a red top.

Height: 10m
Focal height: 55m
Scope: 15 miles
Lights: flashing white / 4 s

How to get to?

From Paris: 9 hr (901 km) via A71 and A75

From Toulouse: 2 hr 56 min (258 km) via A61

From Andorra: 3 hr 40 min (218 km) via N116

From Barcelona: 2 hr 13 min (175 km) via AP-7

From Madrid: 8 hr 2 min (779 km) via A-2 and AP-2

From Monaco: 5 hr 45 min (549 km) via A8 and A9

From Moscow: 37 hr (3,472 km) via E30/M1

From Belgrade: 19 hr 8 min (1,855 km) via E70

From Istanbul: 31 hr (2,800 km) via E70

From Bern: 8 hr 15 min (808 km) via A9

See here Pyrenees travel guide

See here France travel guide

See here Spain travel guide

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