Phare de La Pietra de L'Ile-Rousse
Phare de La Pietra de L'Ile-Rousse
Phare de La Pietra de L'Ile-Rousse

The Pietra lighthouse marks the entrance to Corsica's north-western coastline. It marks the end of your visit to the island of Pietra, where you can admire a magnificent view of the hinterland and the Balagne seaside. A wonderful walk!

It dates from the 3rd quarter of the 19th century, during the reign of Napoleon III. It is built on the highest point of the island of La Pietra, linked by a dike to L'Ile-Rousse. It marks the entrance to Corsica's north-western coastline. The lighthouse known as "La Pietra" was part of the second wave of lighthouses to be built in Corsica, along with the lighthouse at Ajaccio. The current lighthouse is a square tower, centered on a square base, in smooth masonry, painted white, with the lantern painted green. A janitor's cottage is attached. It is powered by solar panels. It is automated and cannot be visited.

Discover the island of La Pietra and its lighthouse, recently embellished and in the process of being planted. Enjoy the beautifully landscaped promenade and marvel at the spectacular panoramic views over the town, the Balagne villages and the majestic surrounding mountains.

Whether you're a nature lover or a fan of breathtaking views, this must-see site in L'Ile-Rousse is sure to please.

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Free of charge.

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  • Spoken languages

    • French

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  • Animals welcome

    Pets not accepted