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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. Put Citadelle de Blaye on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Blaye vacation app.
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  • A lovely old citadel keeping watch for centuries over the river Gironde. Get transported back in time. Many beautiful restaurants, exhibitions and little shops, even old officers quarters to rent... 
    A lovely old citadel keeping watch for centuries over the river Gironde. Get transported back in time. Many beautiful restaurants, exhibitions and little shops, even old officers quarters to rent...  more »
  • Very disappointed. We went in the morning after we read it was one of must see in the region. Many building are not maintained/restored with broken windows. We noticed many dog 💩 in the street... 
    Very disappointed. We went in the morning after we read it was one of must see in the region. Many building are not maintained/restored with broken windows. We noticed many dog 💩 in the street...  more »

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