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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.
Musée d'archéologie et d'histoire de Blaye
Blaye

Musée d'archéologie et d'histoire de Blaye

Open year round

Tarifs : Adult €5
Children €4
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
International jumping of Blaye
Blaye
From the 13 July 2022

International jumping of Blaye

From the 12th to the 16th of July

Téléphone : +33 5 57 42 12 09

Tarifs : Free of charge

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