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France’s longest-serving lighthouse is 408 years old and is a work of art

PortandTerminal.com, June 22, 2019 Nicknamed the “Versailles of the Sea”, the Cordouan Lighthouse in France is the country’s oldest operating lighthouse and arguably one of the most beautiful in the world. The structure is considered a Renaissance masterpiece, a mix of a royal palace, cathedral and fort. The tower stands 223 feet (68 m). Construction Engraving of a drawing of the …

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