A Lighthouse Built For a King

Cordouan Lighthouse, Francecourtesy USLighthouse Society, uslhs.org In 1580, Henry III of France ordered a new lighthouse to be built at Cordouan Island near the entrance to the Gironde River and the wine port of Bordeaux. But he didn’t want a plain, ordinary lighthouse.  He wanted an impressive tower to take the place of the crumbling one [...]