Citadelle de Blaye, Blaye

4.4
Must see · Historic Site · Landmark
A military complex of 93-acres constructed between 1685 and 1689 to protect Bordeaux from attacks, Citadelle de Blaye overlooks the Gironde estuary. The walled city, built around a former monastery, includes several army barracks, as well as the 12th-century Rudel Castle, 12th-century Liverneuf Gate, and 15th-century Eguillette Tower. Guided tours explain the architecture of the site, as well as the defense system and how it was used. Put Citadelle de Blaye on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Blaye vacation app.
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  • We travelled by bus from Bordeaux. It was a fantastic place to explore with some simply stunning views. There is some information about the site but we found it to be such a beautiful place and...  more »
  • This complex fort is a major work by the famous military engineer Vauban, and was to protect Bordeaux from foreign naval attacks. It consists of three fortifications: the Citadel of Blaye on the...  more »

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