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 Tourism, holiday & travel in Blaye
Insee code33058
AltitudeFrom 0 to 41 meters
Surface6.42 km²
Population4938 inhabitants
Density769 inhabitants/km²


Chief townBordeaux (at 51 km, 50 min)Saint-Martin-Lacaussade at 2.6 km
DepartmentGirondePlassac at 3.1 km
RegionAquitaineSearch another town


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Located on the right bank of the Gironde estuary, Blaye boast of being the cradle of a great vineyard. Its wines are recognized worldwide.


Vauban Blaye with one of the most beautiful castles he created. The citadel of Blaye is now listed as World Heritage by UNESCO. Admission is free and the site is always open. For guided tours of the fortress and its dungeons, we recommend you contact the Office of Tourism. To see only the citadel, the Office of Tourism offers the Great Game of the Citadel learning history fun. Sunsets on the largest estuary in Europe, ramparts, moats are gigantic!

Detailed information
Information pointsTourist Office of Blaye
Leisure centresMuseum of Art and History of the Pays Blayais
MonumentsCastle of the Rudel,   Citadel of Blaye,   Fort Paté
Natural sitesIsland Nouvelle,   Island of the Paté


Every Wednesday and Saturday mornings, downtown comes alive Blaye around a typical market of the region and its Blayaise good life. Lamprey, shad, asparagus and other local products to the delight of visitors.

In April, come taste the wine Blaye Cotes de Bordeaux in the citadel during the Spring Wine.

In May, encourage athletes who run in the vineyard to win Blaye Marathon.

Around July 14, vibrate to the rhythm of the Jumping International in the moat of the citadel.

In August, attend the Festival Theatre and the estuary.

Finally, in December the Book Fair welcomes you.


The farm llamas Brandacot welcomes you to St. Paul for you to discover this extraordinary animals.

A 5 km south of Blaye, you can also find the site of Gallo-Roman villa and museum in the village of Plassac.

And for those who prefer the medieval period, the fortified house in Boisset Berson welcomes you from June to September. A Berson, you can also practice windsurfing association with Baeabatô.

In season, the clubs and equestrian Cartelègue St. Androny offer horseback riding to explore the vineyards and across the country. The Tourist Office also offers cruises on the Gironde estuary and its islands to discover.

Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Cruise on the Gironde EstuaryNature and the outdoorsFrom 11 € to 25 €Blaye
Microlight outingSports sensations90 €Saint-Laurent-Médoc (18 km)
Discover Bordeaux saffronCulture and education5 €Ambarès-et-Lagrave (27 km)
River cruise on the GirondeNature and the outdoorsFrom 30 € to 55 €Bordeaux (30 km)

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Blaye and CitadelBlaye and Citadel
The Citadel BlayeThe Citadel Blaye
Sunset on the EstuarySunset on the Estuary
The CitadelThe Citadel
Inside the citadelInside the citadel
General view from the Citadel BlayeGeneral view from the Citadel Blaye
Old house in the CitadelOld house in the Citadel
The Citadel view from the portThe Citadel view from the port
Spring wine BlayeSpring wine Blaye
Castle ruins of Rudel, in the citadel of BlayeCastle ruins of Rudel, in the citadel of Blaye
the moat of the citadel of Vauban Blayethe moat of the citadel of Vauban Blaye



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Wednesday 17 September
Min. 18°C - Max. 26°C
Thursday 18 September
Min. 17°C - Max. 28°C
Friday 19 September
Min. 20°C - Max. 25°C


French cuisine restaurantLa Citadelle  
The vineyards of Blaye Hotel Restaurant La Citadelle welcomes you in an exceptional site. On the banks of the Garonne, take a seat on the terrace if the weather permits and revel stunning...
Located in Blaye36 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantHôtel Restaurant Auberge du Porche
In the city center of Blaye, Auberge du Porche awaits you in a warm and authentic very relaxing setting. Received in a building of character, with exposed beams and stonework and colorful...
Located in Blaye30 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantL'Île Vincent - Hôtel Le Relais de Margaux  
CHARM STONES - Ask a moment, forget the hustle and bustle of your day, breathe and enjoy! Vincent Island restaurant, Margaux, the lunch break is not a vain word. Clearly, the restaurant...
Located 7.9 km from Blaye30 € per person 

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House with 5 bedroomsLa villa premayac     SPECIAL OFFER
Construction of the xvii and xviii centuries on the site of a Gallo-Roman villa. Calm at the center of Blaye. 150 m from the estuary and the Citadel Vauban.
Located in Blaye108 € the double room 
House with 3 bedroomsDemeure de l'estuaire    
Coming find our bed and breakfast, you can enjoy a quiet and a very good comfort with park, swimming pool, all in a welcoming and friendly place. Nearby visit the citadel of Blaye the...
Located 2.3 km from BlayeFrom 55 € to 60 € the double room 
House with 1 bedroomLa closerie des vignes     NEW
6 km from Blaye, small hotel-restaurant spirit 'bed and breakfast' nestled in the vineyards of Bordeaux, a swimming pool, 7 comfortable and spacious rooms (25 m²). Bathrooms and toilets...
Located 6.3 km from Blaye120 € the double room 

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House for 6 personsLe vert tilleul   NEW
Bungalow 75 m² on the road Grands Crus du Médoc available for hire either cottage formula or formula in B & Bs throughout the year. Lake Hourtin, one of Europe's largest lakes, is 34...
Located 7.7 km from BlayeFrom 290 € to 390 € per week 
House for 6 personsLe gîte du clocher  
The cottage is a stone Gironde's house of 100 m². It is split up into 2 or 3 bedrooms for 4 or 6 people. Here the inner composition. An entry of 3 m². A fitted kitchen / dining room...
Located 9.2 km from BlayeFrom 450 € to 550 € per week 
House for 6 personsDon des Flots
This former fisherman's house with blue shutters is located near the tourist route that will take you from Bourg Royan along the estuary of the Gironde. The cottage sleeps 6,3 bedrooms,...
Located 11.2 km from BlayeFrom 290 € to 550 € per week 

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58 places over 2 haCamping Municipal Les Gabarreys    
Camping Municipal is located in the heart of prestigious Médoc vineyards, along the Gironde Estuary, close to the chateaux Lafite Rothschild, Mouton Rothschild, Latour... Nearby lakes...
Located 9 km from BlayeFrom 13.80 € to 16.70 € per day 
6 places over 0,5 haAire Naturelle Les deux ânes    NEW
A friendly family campsite surrounded by the vineyards of Bordeaux. The campsite is fully enclosed for safety. A mobil 4 people is commendable week (no water in the mobil, you should...
Located 28 km from Blaye12 € per day 

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Logis Hôtel La Citadelle - Hotel in BlayeLogis Hôtel La Citadelle     
At the gateway to the region of Bordeaux, the logis la Citadelle is situated in Blaye, a picturesque walled town. The logis la Citadelle looking onto the river, provides accommodation...
Located in BlayeRoom from 95 €
Relais de Margaux - Golf & Spa - Hotel in BlayeRelais de Margaux - Golf & Spa     
Relais de Margaux is located in the Gironde wine-growing area on a 135-acre natural area. It features an 18-hole golf course, 2 swimming pools, fitness centre and spa. The guest rooms...
Located 8 km from BlayeRoom from 99 €
Le Pavillon de Margaux - Hotel in BlayeLe Pavillon de Margaux     
Housed in a 19-th century building, this hotel is an 8-minute walk from Margaux Castle and 1.6 km from Margaux Train Station. It offers en suite rooms, free Wi-Fi access in the entire...
Located 9.6 km from BlayeRoom from 90 €

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Grand Hotel de Bordeaux & Spa
Directly opposite the Grand Théâtre, this 5-star hotel is in the heart of the historic centre of Bordeaux. It offers a concierge service, a babysitting...
ibis Styles Bordeaux Meriadeck
ibis Styles Bordeaux Meriadeck is located in the historic centre of Bordeaux and offers modern air-conditioned rooms, all...
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