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Citadel of Blaye

The fortress of Blaye was built by Vauban in the 17th Century. King of France Louis XIV wanted to protect the city of Bordeaux from a possible attack. Therefore, Vauban decided to improve the medieval fortifications and in order to completely close the estuary, he also built Fort Pâté on an island facing the Citadel of Blaye and Fort Médoc on the opposite bank. These three forts and the Vauban's system of defence are listed as World Heritage by the UNESCO.

The citadel is always a good idea, to walk along the streets and meet the artists, walk around the shops and take a break in a restaurant. Do not hesitate to follow one of our guides to really understand the history of the Citadel and enter into the underground.

Visite guidée de la citadelle de Blaye par les souterrains
Blaye
Until 31 December 2021

Visite guidée de la citadelle de Blaye par les souterrains

Guided tours of the citadel through the underground passages every day, except December 25 and January 1. Departure at 2:30 p.m. in February, November and December. In March, April, May, October, until June 18 and from September 20, departure at 2:30 p.m. every day + a departure at 4:00 p.m. on weekends and bank holidays. From June 19 to September 19, departures at 11 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Téléphone : +33 5 57 42 12 09

Tarifs : Adult € 7.50, child 5-12 years € 5.50, free - 5 years old.
Visites commentées de Blaye et Plassac en petit train
Blaye
Until 22 August 2021

Visites commentées de Blaye et Plassac en petit train

From the 7th of July (except from the 14th to the 18th of July) to the 22nd of August
Daily at 11am (only inside the citadel of Blaye), 2:15 pm, and 3:45 pm + 5:15 pm in August

Téléphone : +33 5 57 42 12 09

Tarifs : Adult : from €4 to €11
Children : from €4 to €6
Morning tour in the scenic train of Blaye
Blaye

Morning tour in the scenic train of Blaye

Téléphone : +33 5 57 42 12 09

Musée d'archéologie et d'histoire de Blaye
Blaye
Until 31 October 2021

Musée d'archéologie et d'histoire de Blaye

Open year round

Tarifs : Adult €5
Children €4
Morning tour in the scenic train of Blaye
Blaye

Morning tour in the scenic train of Blaye

Téléphone : +33 5 57 42 12 09

Escape game : Les cachots de la citadelle de Blaye
Blaye
Until 31 December 2021

Escape game : Les cachots de la citadelle de Blaye

Open year round, by reservation only.

Tarifs : From €20
Balade dans la citadelle de Blaye en bikeboard
Blaye
Until 28 November 2021

Balade dans la citadelle de Blaye en bikeboard

1 March to 28 November, Monday to Friday, 10-11 am

Téléphone : +33 5 57 42 12 09

Tarifs : Ages 14 and up, €30 per person
Child bike seats (ages 2 and up) and trailers available for €12
Centre d'interprétation de l'Estuaire de la Gironde
Blaye

Centre d'interprétation de l'Estuaire de la Gironde

+33 5 57 42 80 96

Téléphone : +33 5 57 42 80 96

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