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Citadelle de Blaye

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Address: Blaye, 33390, Blaye, France
Phone Number:
+33 5 57 42 12 09

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This little medieval citadel is perched up on a hill overlooking the river

I really enjoyed wondering around the citadel at Blaye and enjoyed all the historic buildings associated with the military garrison. The views from th citadel across the river a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Canberra, Australia
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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I really enjoyed wondering around the citadel at Blaye and enjoyed all the historic buildings associated with the military garrison. The views from th citadel across the river a really lovely too. Nice for a sunset visit and then again in the early morning.

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

An amazing piece of military history. Well kept and easy to get around. With great views from the Citadelle.

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Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

My wife and I took a walk through the Fortress with a guided tour the lady on the tour really knew her stuff it's quite a walk up the Cobblestone steps into the fort and then there is a city behind the fort small City. Well worth it to take the tour

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

I took the ferry across from Lamarque. Even from the boat I could tell the citadel would be an experience. Going at sunset was a fortunate accident. Well worth a visit for the views and a walk around the area.

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Seneca, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped at Blaye on our river boat trip. The fort is very well preserved and is well worth the visit! A lot of walking!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Located in the Citadelle. Very knowledgeable and helpful staff. We went on the official tour of the Citadelle and Catacombs (6€). Takes about 1 hour and is excellent. In high season there is one tour a day in English. Starts from the tourist information office.

Thank ChasN
Evergreen, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

River cruise stopped in Blaye. Took a walk to the top. Great view. Good place for a picnic. It wasWednesday and there a big outdoor market in progress with lots of interesting items for sale.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a walking tour of Blaye's historic citadel as part of a Viking cruise. History buffs in particular will be well satisfied with a few hours here. This 17th c. military fortification is a prime example of military architect Vauban's style and creation. A further bonus, the citadel surrounds still-extant ruins of a 12th c. castle, contained within. And all... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We are on holiday in blaye for a week we where last here 10 years ago, it gets even better lots to see and do!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

This Citadelle was constructed in the 17th century by Vauban. It overlooks the confluence of the Garonne and Dordogne rivers and offers a spectacular view of the estuary.

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