The Apartment of the King’s Lieutenant

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On the left at the top of the access stairway to the tower two rooms, lined in oak tongue and groove panelling, welcome the supervisory authorities when the inspections of the lighthouse are carried out. In the first room is a bread box divided into three sections, lined in zinc, for holding each keeper’s flour for making bread. This piece of furniture dates from the time of Napoleon III. The second room contains several ancient beds and a dressing table. With one single door movement a clever pantograph system enables the two rooms to be insulated both acoustically and thermally from each other.