Your stroll through the fortress is punctuated with information panels that evoke the history of the site and its development. Picnic tables are provided. For the comfort and safety of all, vehicles are not admitted to the site. Free parking is provided outside the ramparts. The old barracks are now fitted out as workshops for artists and artisans, restaurants, souvenir shops, a hotel, a museum devoted to the history of the citadel and the Gironde estuary.