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Lighthouse (LE TOUQUET-PARIS-PLAGE)

On clear days, the view from the panoramic viewing gallery at the top of the lighthouse, 45 metres up, is truly spectacular. The ocean stretches as far as the eye can see, and sometimes you may even catch a glimpse of England. Over towards land, you can see the ramparts of Montreuil and all the way to the Artois hills. Those who'd struggle to climb the 274 steps can still see the view on screens that show live streaming from the two cameras at the top. On the ground floor, the former lighthouse keeper's house is now little museum where the story of the Touquet lighthouses is told through pictures, and there's also information about the optical equipment. The lighthouse was listed an "Historic Monument" in 2011.