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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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  • If in the area the Citadelle de Blaye is a worthy point of interest. It's a fortification built in the 1600's to protect the Bordeaux region from naval attacks. The views of the Gironde river estuary ...  more »
  • Free and easy access, great view. A nice walk on the ramparts and in the alleys.
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  • I like coming, and return to the Citadel of Blaye, also as to that of Brouage. 1685, Vauban completed the Citadel, one of the components of the lock on the Gironde it's military, spectacular, a fortress model. I have my Walker and Viewer habits in this citadel, or I attended the theater festival "the yards" end of August several times. I walk by the Royal gate, I systematically at the convent of the minimes see the expos, then Place d'Armes and the L'eguillette Tower. The views, the sunsets on the estuary are beautiful. In very good condition I invite to browse this site, registered on the list of world heritage Unesco as 11 other sites Vauban, this cultural, dynamic activity is free!
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  • We get back to childhood...
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