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CITYPASS 24H (29,00€)
CITYPASS 48H 39,00€ (36,00€)
CITYPASS WEB 72H 46,00€ (42,00€)

Office de tourisme
Rue des Minimes
33390 BLAYE

Tramway : N137 to 7#Road (national / local) km
Accessible on foot from the tourist office

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the visit


Visite guidée de la citadelle de Blaye, patrimoine mondial de l'UNESCO

  • Phone : +33 5 57 42 12 09


The fortress of Blaye was built in the 17th century by Vauban, famous
engineer of King Louis XIV. This citadel, which overlooks the Gironde estuary, is listed as a Unesco World Heritage Site.

Designed by the famous engineer Sébastien Vauban, the "Bolt of the Estuary" or "Vauban Triptych" is located on the Gironde Estuary, the largest in Europe.

Built during the reign of Louis XIV, its role was to protect the city of Bordeaux 50 km upstream from enemy attacks. This defence system consisted of three forts: the Citadel of Blaye, Fort Pâté (located on Île Pâté in the middle of the estuary) and Fort Médoc in Cussac-Fort-Médoc.

Unique in France, the "Bolt of the Estuary", including the Vauban fortifications, has been a listed World Heritage Site by UNESCO since 2008.

Free guided tour of the Citadel through the underground passages Reservation required.


Services & equipments, comfort

  • Picnic area

  • Restaurant

  • Wifi

  • Specific themed events

  • Temporary exhibitions


Key information

Open days

  • From 01/11/2018 until 24/12/2018
  • Open daily
  • From 14h30 to 15h30
  • From 26/12/2018 until 31/12/2018
  • Open daily
  • From 14h30 to 15h30
  • From 02/01/2019 until 31/12/2019
  • Open daily


  • Office de tourisme
    Rue des Minimes
  • 33390 BLAYE

  • Accessible on foot from the tourist office


  • info@tourisme-blaye.com
  • +33 5 57 42 12 09


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  • Spanish

Means of payment

  • CB
  • Chèque vacances
  • Chèque