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. For Citadelle de Blaye and beyond, use our Blaye travel itinerary planner to get the most from your Blaye vacation.
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  • A nice visit to do with your kids! Beautiful small village at the heart of the Citadel with lovely views over the estuary and the town of Blaye.
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  • Very nice and well guided visit. Very nice site to visit in its entirety. Interesting for children who are amazed to see the underground!
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  • Still a Citadel Vauban... but with the guided tour of the sub soil it takes on another dimension really to do!
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