A Breath of Fresh Air for Cap Bear

Cape Béar is an emblematic landmark of our region’s coastline. The lighthouse, classified as a historical monument, has been proudly protecting the beaches around Port Vendres since 1905.

79m above sea level, this iconic building is as eye-catching on the inside as it is on the outside. Its spiral staircase is constructed from marble from Villefranche de Conflent and is perfectly accentuated by opal blue walls.

Currently, however, this is a state-owned and military-run site, meaning that the beautiful interior and the spectacular view are not open for public viewing. But all that is set to change…

The government is looking to sell the site to the conservatoire du littoral, the organisation that manages the Bay of Paulilles just to the south.

The objective: to open Cap Béar to tourist visits within 4 to 5 years. 2 other lighthouses in the Languedoc-Roussillon are also involved in this pilot project: Leucate (Aude) and Espiguette (Hérault).

In the meantime, why not try the Cap Béar walk or enjoy a picnic on the cliff tops?

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