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Porte Cailhau

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Address: Place du Palais, 33000, Bordeaux, France
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Port Cailhau, thirty-five metres tall, was integrated into the city...

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 magnificent view of the oldest bridge in Bordeaux, the Pont de Pierre, from here.

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Fairy tale-ish entry to Old Bordeaux

This was my favorite gate into Old Bordeaux. The design is rather like a fairy tale, the road goes around on each side, a pedestrian path through the center - that, on the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my favorite gate into Old Bordeaux. The design is rather like a fairy tale, the road goes around on each side, a pedestrian path through the center - that, on the ground, a scallop marks the path of the Camino de Santiago. A pretty plaza awaits on the other side, from there you can roam the pretty medieval... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In Porte Cailhau is a historical monument. This my favorite sightsee in Bordeaux. The ticket to museum and to see amazing panorama of the city -- 3,50-5 euro.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

Bordeaux is steeped in maritime history and it's lovely to come across this beautiful piece of architecture in the old part of the city.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

This gateway is set back from the road, so you are unable to see it as you walk along Quai Richelieu until you are virtually upon it. It stands impressively at 35 meters tall with multiple conical towers. It was built to celebrate the French victory at the Battle of Fornovo in Italy in th mid Fourteen hundreds. Well worth... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Received a gift of a 5 course lunchtime Tasting Menu. Outstanding; says it all! Service, surroundings and food all 1st class.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

Another beautiful and elaborately carved stone gate at the edge of old town Bordeaux, this gate was built in 1495 and marks the entrance along the quays to the St Pierre district. It is wonderful simply to look at and photograph but you can also climb up inside it too for a charge of €5. It is located along the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Stumbled upon this while exploring the area but didn't find this too impressive, but stumbled on it again at night, and it was a different story. The medieval feel of the monument is at its best at this time, and we were mesmerized by the beauty of the castle front. Once the main gate to Bordeaux, this beautiful monument is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

Inside of the tourist info point suggested tour. This city is full of historical sites and places and this is one of them

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

This is another good site on the main tourist walking route in Bordeaux so it's easy to add it to your day's adventures.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Monumental door to historic city a few meters away from the famous Place de la Bourse. Majestic architecture and details. One of many Bordeaux's charming monuments.

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