The citadel of Blaye and the Gironde estuary

blaye citadel gironde guided tour

Between wine domains and historical route thanks to the citadel

The town of Blaye, located near Bordeaux, is most well-known for its vineyards but is also home to one of the best-preserved citadels in France. Quite imposing, its visit is a hike in itself. The view on the Gironde estuary is splendid and this is what makes this walk around Bordeaux unique.

Thanks to your private driver guide you will be able to admire the estuary which is something unique because of the magic of nature in all its splendor. By taking the pier in Blaye, it is possible to get as close as possible to the estuary and visit Fort Médoc located on the other side of the Garonne.

Location of the tour
Duration of the tour
On request
Difficulty of the tour
Easy (Easy walk)
When can I do the tour ?

This tour is available all year round.
For groups bigger than 8 people, please contact us.

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What will I do during this tour ?

A tour of Blaye and wine tasting

Blaye is a town in the southwest of France, located on the right bank of the Gironde River, 40 minutes from Bordeaux. The Citadel, a key element of the Estuary Lock designed by Vauban on the orders of Louis XIV to defend Bordeaux from maritime invasions, is one of the 12 sites of the Vauban Network of Fortifications and has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since July 7, 2008.

It also invites you to discover magnificent panoramas on the largest and best-preserved estuary in Europe: the Gironde. On about 350 km² of navigable area, the Gironde Estuary offers an infinite range of visits along the water. Whether you want to go up the estuary or visit the islands for a day or half-day, you will be spoilt for choice from the ports of Bordeaux, Blaye, Bourg and Pauillac.

The city of Blaye is also famous for the quality wine it produces, guaranteed by the AOC that is granted to what is called “Blaye-côtes-de-Bordeaux”. This wine is essentially red and comes from two grape varieties. After your wine tasting in one of the numerous wine estates of the city, let yourself be tempted by the famous “pralisne” a sweet and speciality of Blaye.

Good to know

This guided tour includes :

  • Transport from and to your hôtel
  • English speaking private guide / driver
  • Comfortable car or van

This guided tour does not includes :

  • Entrance fees to sites/museums
  • Lunch, drinks
  • Personal insurance and expenses
Coronavirus Informations

All vehicles are cleaned after each service, guides wear masks and all activities, museums & attraction visited apply strict sanitary rules.
Bring your masks as they are compulsory in the vans.

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