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Blaye

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Gironde

Blaye - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Gironde
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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.

Geographical information

MunicipalityBlaye
Postcode33390
Latitude45.1268410 (N 45° 7’ 37”)
Longitude-0.6629410 (W 0° 39’ 47”)
Surface area6.42 km²
Population4938 inhabitants
Density769 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureBordeaux (51 km, 50 min)
Insee code33058
IntercommunalityCC du Canton de Blaye
DepartmentGironde
RegionAquitaine

Nearest cities & towns

Saint-Martin-Lacaussade2.8 km (4 min)
Plassac3.4 km (6 min)
Cars3.9 km (6 min)
Saint-Genès-de-Blaye4.9 km (8 min)
Saint-Seurin-de-Cursac5.4 km (8 min)
Mazion5.8 km (9 min)
Villeneuve6.3 km (10 min)
Saint-Paul6.4 km (10 min)
Fours6.8 km (10 min)
Lamarque7.1 km (37 min)
Berson7.9 km (9 min)
Saint-Androny8.1 km (10 min)

Things to see and do

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!

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Monuments
Natural sites

Events and festivities

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.

Photos

Blaye and Citadel
Blaye and Citadel
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The Citadel Blaye
The Citadel Blaye
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Sunset on the Estuary
Sunset on the Estuary
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The Citadel
The Citadel
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Inside the citadel
Inside the citadel
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General view from the Citadel Blaye
General view from the Citadel Blaye
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Estuary
Estuary
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Old house in the Citadel
Old house in the Citadel
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The Citadel view from the port
The Citadel view from the port
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Spring wine Blaye
Spring wine Blaye
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Castle ruins of Rudel, in the citadel of Blaye
Castle ruins of Rudel, in the citadel of Blaye
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the moat of the citadel of Vauban Blaye
the moat of the citadel of Vauban Blaye
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Weather

Thursday 2 july
Min. 19°C - Max. 22°C
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Friday 3 july
Min. 20°C - Max. 29°C
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Saturday 4 july
Min. 20°C - Max. 24°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

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

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Mademoiselle de Margaux chocolate shop
Local flavoursFreeMargaux (8.1 km)
Visit and tasting at the Castle Hurbe
Local flavours0 € to 5 € Saint-Laurent-d'Arce (17.5 km)
Tasting Noisettines Médoc
Local flavoursFreeBlaignan (28 km)
River cruise on the Gironde
Nature and the great outdoors30 € to 55 € Bordeaux (30 km)
Wellness and body care massages
Well-being60 € Bordeaux (32 km)

Restaurants

Bed & breakfasts

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Hotels