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Quiet Place to Walk Around - Free Entrance

We drove from Bordeaux to the Blaye Citadel, a UNESCO site. The drive was less than an hour. We... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
PandaHouston
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Houston, Texas
Beautiful Views

Beautiful place to walk around and view Blaye and the river. Tourist trap for food inside though... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
clintgriffindotcom
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Durban, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove from Bordeaux to the Blaye Citadel, a UNESCO site. The drive was less than an hour. We found plenty of parking right outside. Entrance is free. We had pre-printed a map and the map made it look larger than it actually was. We...More

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BlayeTourisme, Hospitality agent at Citadelle de Blaye, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for writting about your visit in the citadel in Blaye, we are delighted you enjoyed the site, very peaceful indeed especially at this time of year. still beautiful walks, great views over the estuary, and yes a site listed by Unesco and no...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful place to walk around and view Blaye and the river. Tourist trap for food inside though, so stick to eating in the town.More

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BlayeTourisme, Hospitality agent at Citadelle de Blaye, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for writting few words about your visit in the Citadel in Blaye. The site is magnificent, great walks and fantastic views over the estuary, we would like to know where you had your meal and what went wrong in order to liaise with...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You must visit this fantastic Citadelle if you are in the area. So much history. All for free The views are pretty superb too. It can several hours to wander around here. Cafes and restaurants plus a campsite within walls Highly recommendMore

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BlayeTourisme, Hospitality agent at Citadelle de Blaye, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good morning Tracey, thank you for sharing your experience in the Citadel of Blaye, we are very happy to see you really had a good time, we hope we'll have the pleasure to welcome you again. Indeed there is much to enjoy, cafés, resaurants, a...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You can easily while away an hour or two visiting the citadel. Interesting old fortified site. Great view of the Gironde. A few cafe and restaurants within the wallsMore

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BlayeTourisme, Hospitality agent . at Citadelle de Blaye, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Good afternoon and thank you for sharing your experience of the Citadel in Blaye ! We are happy to see you had a great time, indeed the site has a lot to offer, great walks along the magnificent estuary of the Gironde, few boutiques and...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A picture-post card town, ramparts that bear witness to battles and conflicts. Citadel of Blaye was built around a parade ground, a monastery and several army barracks. Inside the fortress, there are several remarkable buildings and ruins, including the 12th-Century Rudel castle. Conjurers up memories...More

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BlayeTourisme, Hospitality agent . at Citadelle de Blaye, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Good afternoon, thank you very much for sharing you experience in the Citadel of Blaye. We are pleased to see you had a great time dicovering the barracks, the convent, the gunpowder stock and all buildings needed for the military life ! Indeed the Citadel...More

Reviewed September 7, 2018

A beautiful 18th century Vauban citadel overlooking the Gironde. Some of the walls from an old fortress are integrated into it and the village which has sprung in there, takes advantage of the garrison dwellings. A lovely way to spend a few hours discovering the...More

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BlayeTourisme, Hospitality agent. at Citadelle de Blaye, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2018

Good afternoon, Thank you for sharing your experience visiting the Citadel in Blaye, we are very pleased the see you enjoyed this forteress from the late 17th century designed by Vauban. Indeed within the walls , you can find the barracks, the gunpowder stock, the...More

Reviewed September 6, 2018 via mobile

The citadel de blaye is a typical fortress built by the famous architect Vauban. There are great similarities to other such fortresses built by him, like the one in Montmedy in North eastern France.

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BlayeTourisme, Hospitality agent. at Citadelle de Blaye, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2018

Good afternoon, Thank you for sharing your experience after visiting the Citadel in Blaye, we are very pleased to see you enjoyed the site, please feel free to make any suggestion to improve the facilities, we hope to welcome you again soon, Best regards, Alexandra

Reviewed September 1, 2018

We walked round the ramparts while staying at the Hotel de la Citadelle. Good views across the estuary. There are some intriguing barred entrances, it would have been interesting to see what was inside.More

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BlayeTourisme, Hospitality agent at Citadelle de Blaye, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2018

Hello and thank you for sharing your experience in the Blaye Citadel ! We are very pleased to see that you enjoyed your time here, we would like to inform you that the tourist board of Blaye is almost in front of the Hotel where...More

Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

The fortress is in a mediocre state, but freely accessible. It is still in use today: it hosts a campsite, shops and restaurants and is accessible by car, bike and on foot. The views of the river are great. We visited from the other side...More

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BlayeTourisme, Agent d'accueil at Citadelle de Blaye, responded to this reviewResponded August 26, 2018

Good afternoon, Thank you for sharing your experience after your visit of the Vauban Citadel, as you may know the site belongs to the city of Blaye and it is a long term achievement to restaure it, the gunpowder stock, the convent and the former...More

Reviewed July 30, 2018

It's a place to visit if you are in Blaye: peaceful and wide, perfect to take some sun and to enjoy the outdoors while learning some history.More

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BlayeTourisme, agent d'accueil at Citadelle de Blaye, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2018

Hello and thank you for sharing your experience in Blaye, We are very happy to see you had a great time , indeed the citadel is a perfect place for a walk , with few restaurants and boutiques, the possibility to visit the site via...More

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