Cordouan Lighthouse, France  

Cordouan Lighthouse, France

Built between 1584 and 1611, the Cordouan Lighthouse is France"s oldest working lighthouse and the only one in the country that is still inhabited by keepers. For centuries, this maritime marvel has watched over the Gironde Estuary, on France"s Atlantic coast, a treacherous area where shipwrecks were once common.

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