Staircase inside the Île Vierge lighthouse, Brittany, France (@ Stefano Torrione/SIME/4Corners)
- This building serves a rather more crucial purpose than simply looking incredible.""Just how treacherous is the coastline around here?
- Climb the 392 steps to reach the lamp platform and gaze across the surf…""What do you see?
- The tiles lining the walls are made from a form of glass pioneered in France in the 1800s.""The surface is so polished, even dust won\t cling to it
- We\re inside what is said to be the tallest “traditional lighthouse” in the world.""Does bigger always mean better?