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Citadelle de Blaye

Blaye, 33390, Blaye, France
+33 5 57 42 12 09
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Wonderful historic fortification

Marvelous and largely intact historic fortification. A must to see. Moderate walking go through... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Buffalo, New York
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a walk down the ages

walkung thru this magnificent fortress designed by vauban..& its quaint medieval village surrounds... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
eleni v
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Blaye, 33390, Blaye, France
+33 5 57 42 12 09
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Marvelous and largely intact historic fortification. A must to see. Moderate walking go through all major gates for pictures. Loved it

Thank Jonmun
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

walkung thru this magnificent fortress designed by vauban..& its quaint medieval village surrounds within is magical..watching the hues of the leaves change...the estuary the iles scattered on the horizon....an experience...the solitude ...the wind rustling the leaves ...a refrain from the past...even the bustle of town...More

Thank eleni v
BlayeTourisme, Responsable relations clients at Citadelle de Blaye, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Eleni V, thank you for sharing with us your experience. We hope to see you soon. Kind regards Géraldine Blaye Tourism Office

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is attraction is free to enter and stands impressive by the river. The citadel shows excellent fortifications and the inner city has various parts to it. Some of the old building are now gift/craft shops and eateries and there is a hotel/restaurant within the...More

1  Thank Joe9069
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A bit of history, great views of the Gironde but also restaurants, shops and a hotel. It's a big area, plenty of space to stretch little legs.

Thank MartinNaylor
Reviewed September 10, 2017

We weren't going to visit the Citadel thinking it was just another ancient fortress but we were so wrong. It is located above the quaint town of Blaye and on the estuary. The views are stunning. Once past the outer wall you discover a little...More

1  Thank Mrst1956
Reviewed September 6, 2017

Lovely place, well kept and well worth the visit. Inside there is a couple of shops and authentic French restaurants serving authentic French foods, staff good at explaining menu if your French is not hot. Quaint Antique shop however it is expensive, Tourist prices. There...More

Thank jan191062
Reviewed August 21, 2017 via mobile

A worthwhile visit to see. Plenty of activity around with shops and so much green space. Situated along side the river

Thank Mars1964
Reviewed August 18, 2017 via mobile

The citadel le perched above the town of Blaye on the Gironde estuary north of Bordeaux. It's really and impressive structure and very large. You can see why it's a UNESCO world heritage site. It doesn't take long to walk around but the views are...More

1  Thank Catharine1972
Reviewed August 12, 2017

What a stunning attraction, it's an absolutely fabulous place. As we approached through the gated citadel it gave us a real feel of what it must have been like as a fortress many years ago. It is so well looked after, picture perfect in every...More

Thank Janet D
Reviewed August 11, 2017 via mobile

A step back in time by many centuries Great walks and views from the citadel with a range of shops and craft workshops to visit and engage in. Truly different and on a scale that has to be seen to be believed.

Thank David L
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February 6, 2017|
Response from Gyrfalcn | Reviewed this property |
Yes. It's a short walk of about 1/3 mile.