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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 Plassac using our Plassac vacation generator.
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  • History of Digest, visit the Citadel under a beautiful Sun! Impressive and very relaxing (not many people so very quiet) to do: complete tour along the walls and a nice point of view. Nice view of the Gironde and the surrounding islands.
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  • A must visit the sub fields. It's lovely. And the story is worth listening. The guide explains very well.
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  • An amazing piece of military history. Well kept and easy to get around. With great views from the Citadelle.