The Citadel of Blaye in Aquitaine
Camping holidays Citadel of Blaye
Built in 1689 by Vauban, the famous architect under Louis XIV, this strategically located fortification was designed to protect the city of Bordeaux from enemy attacks. Today it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and overlooks the biggest estuary in Europe – the Gironde. Perched on its rocky outcrop, called ‘The Star and Key of Aquitaine’, it will fill you with wonder.
Camping Citadel of Blaye
Join 200,000 other people who come each year and visit the 1.5 kilometres of ramparts and 30 hectares of fortifications at this unique site. You enter the citadel by the Dauphine or Royal gates and from there you can discover the charming little lanes, the artisan boutiques, the former ‘Covent des Minims’, with its extensive verdant grounds and its underground areas, its towers and other mediaeval remains. To end your visit go to the Place d’Armes for an exceptional panoramic view of the Gironde Estuary.
7 Cours Vauban