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Citadelle de Blaye, Blaye

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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. Arrange to visit Citadelle de Blaye and other attractions in Blaye using our Blaye vacation generator.
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  • A place very agreeable that can be visited all year round. A great view of the Gironde. No problem to park. Admission is free (which is becoming more and more rare).
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  • Magnificent Citadel with views over the estuary of the Garonne. Visit underground to do necessarily with (very well explained and fun) guide who explains very well the life of Vauban and the strategy put in place for the construction of all of its forts.
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  • Nice ballad, the site is beautiful, views are perfect for pictures! It will be again!
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