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The Port Cailhau, thirty-five metres tall, was integrated into the city walls. In 1864, it was rented by a public letter writer and a person whose job was to weigh salt. They were both evicted in order to renovate the monument. There is a...more
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But do not bother to get in it. We went up. The staircase was very narrow. When we arrived at the till, there was a group of 10 people which were given a tour. It was so crowded because of the group that we decided...More
I imagine the stories these old gates could tell and I appreciate their tenacity to still remain standing after so vey many centuries. This lovely was built in 1494 and costs $5 Euros to tour. There is an audio visual presentation and some displays of...More
Ehhhh.... Not much you can do but take a picture of this beautiful Disney-like structure. Stare at it! It is a medieval gate/port. Pretty when lit up at night. There is an itsy-bitsy museum on top which is not worth the 5 euros they charge....More
The interior of this tower is now a museum. On one floor there is a film about the 100 years war. The staff very kindly set it so that it was in English. Very well done and held our attention. I now understand more about...More
Port Cailhau has great historical artifacts and is definitely worth the €3.50 (for student) or €5.00 entry fee! There are videos that explain the artifacts and a great view at the top looking over the river!