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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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  • Nice family, the view is magnificent. If you have a baby, you should avoid the stroller.
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  • The Citadel of Blaye is steeped in history with a beautiful location at the edge of the estuary of the Gironde. A must-see.
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  • Nice walk to the Citadel of Blaye, an inescapable ballad for lovers of beautiful landscapes and wine.
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