Citadelle de Blaye, patrimoine mondial de l'UNESCO

The citadel of Blaye is listed as World Heritage by the UNESCO
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.

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Spoken languages
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Accessible to people with reduced mobility
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Groups accepted
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Pets allowed

On-site activities
Specific themed events - Temporary exhibitions -
Pram-friendly - Picnic area - Coach parking - Restaurant -

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Unaccompanied tours
Guided tours