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.