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Citadelle de Blaye

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Address: Blaye, 33390, Blaye, France
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+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

Reviewed 18 February 2017
Canberra, Australia
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Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed 18 February 2017

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2016

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

Thank Katie V
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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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

1 Thank Michael O
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 30 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.

Thank Adrien_DS
Seneca, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
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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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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
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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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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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.

Thank solysomb

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