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“Great view.”
Review of Citadelle de Blaye

Citadelle de Blaye
Ranked #2 of 17 things to do in Blaye
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is an impressive Citadelle worth a visit for the views alone. There are a number of resturants within the Citadelle.
Ample free parking available nearby. There is no charge for entry to the Citadelle.

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BlayeTourisme, Agent d'accueil at Citadelle de Blaye, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you sharing your experience after your visit of the citadel, it is indeed an amazing site with many services available, restaurants, a hotel, a museum, informations panels in both french and english, many exhibitions throughout the season and the possibility to visit the site with a guided tour, we hope to welcome you again, do not hesitate to check our website to discover all activities and prepare your stay!

Best Regards,
Alexandra

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were there for 2 days, walk around a lot. The history of the place is impressive (well marked throughout the place in both French and english), clean and well keept.

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BlayeTourisme, Agent d'accueil at Citadelle de Blaye, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing your experience after your visit of the citadel, we hope to have the pleasure to welcome you again, do not hesitate to check our website to discover all activities available to prepare your stay!

Best regards,
Alexandra

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Citadel of Blaye is impressive and was a massive fortress. It is definitely worth visiting when you're in Blaye. I was pleasantly surprised to discover that this impressive tourist sight is free.

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BlayeTourisme, Responsable réception at Citadelle de Blaye, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for sharing your experience in Blaye,

we are very happy to see you had a great time discovering this masterpiece of military engineering !

We hope we'll have the opportunity to weclome you again, and maybe guide you through the underground passages planned by Vauban himself !

Do not hesitate to check our website to find out more about all activities available this summer !

Kind Regards,

Alexandra

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Reviewed 1 June 2018

We went into the citadel after lunch for a quick look round. I knew nothing about the place but was bowled over - reminiscent of Carcassonne without the crowds. Plenty of places to visit and see and some interesting shops just inside the entrance. You could spend a few hours walking and exploring, and the buildings are clearly explained. Alternatively it's a relaxed place to stop for a coffee - check out the cafes overlooking the estuary. Will certainly go back when we have more time - this is a fascinating part of the country with a long and distinguished history.

Thank Karen H
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BlayeTourisme, Agent d'accueil at Citadelle de Blaye, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Karen,
thank you very much for taking the time and discovering the Vauban Citadel classified by UNESCO. We are delighted to know you had a wondeful time and that you enjoyed all amenities on sites. We are looking forward to welcome you again, do not hesitate to check our website to discover all activities available to prepare your stay.
Best regards,
Alexandra.

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Reviewed 18 May 2018

The citadel le is completely open and free. There is no entry charge, in fact you can drive into it and the day we were there the parking was easier than in town. There are several restaurants inside the citadelle. Fantastic views over the estuary. Plenty of grassy areas for kids to run around but do keep an eye on them as ther are some places with a steep drop. Bring a picnic - you can stretch out on the grass or ther are picnic tables. Semi feral goats keep the grass down. The tourist office inside the citadelle does provide guided tours but we didn't find it necessary. There are plenty of display boards in a selection of languages to guide you round. A wonderful spot in a lovely town.

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BlayeTourisme, Responsable relations clients at Citadelle de Blaye, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2018

We would like to thank you for sharing your experience regarding your visit of the citadel, we are delighted that the facilities enabled you to make the most of your time and we hope to welcome you again soon !
The Tourist Board of Blaye.

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