Le Cap des Baleines
It was while enjoying a few days of vacation on the island of Ré that Claude Nougaro, a native of Toulouse, decided to write a song about this timeless place, so close and yet so far from the mainland. Simply titled L’île de Ré, his song is about the Cap des baleines, known today as the Phare des baleines, because of its impressive 57-meter high lighthouse. Claude Nougaro also mentions several places on the island as a whole.
Evoking a romantic escapade, the piece takes the form of a genuine declaration of love to this small piece of land once coveted for political reasons and now admired by tourists from around the world. A paradise punctuated by the sound of the surf sung, painted and filmed by the artists.
In 1975, the song L’île de Ré was released on the album Femmes et Famines.
Phare des Baleines
Offering one of the most beautiful panoramas of the island of Ré, the Phare des Baleines, sometimes called Cap des Baleines, is also popular for its lighthouse.
A glorious edifice culminating at 57 m, the phare des Baleines was built in 1849 to consolidate the defenses of the island of Ré, not far from the old tower erected under Vauban. Inaugurated in 1854, it is one of the highest monuments of its kind in France. At the foot of the old tower is a museum in which the region is told through videos, paintings and other objects. With its bright red top and its smooth stones, the Baleines lighthouse is undoubtedly one of the most spectacular buildings in the region.
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