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Heritage

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 English 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.

Visite guidée de la citadelle de Blaye par les souterrains
Blaye
From the 1 February 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.
Citadelle de Blaye, patrimoine mondial de l'UNESCO
Blaye
Open all year

Citadelle de Blaye, patrimoine mondial de l'UNESCO

All year round

Téléphone : +33 5 57 42 12 09

Tarifs : Free of charge
Visites commentées de Blaye et Plassac en petit train
Blaye
From the 5 July 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
From the 1 March 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
Open all year

Escape game : Les cachots de la citadelle de Blaye

Open year round, by reservation only.

Tarifs : From €20
International jumping of Blaye
Blaye
From the 14 July 2021

International jumping of Blaye

From the 12th to the 16th of July

Téléphone : +33 5 57 42 12 09

Tarifs : Free of charge
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

Claire Roger, atelier de céramique
Blaye

Claire Roger, atelier de céramique

+33 5 57 42 85 59

Téléphone : +33 5 57 42 85 59

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