Porte Cailhau
Porte Cailhau
La Porte Cailhau
La Porte Cailhau - Crédit Steve Le Clech
Porte Cailhau
Porte Cailhau
La Porte Cailhau
La Porte Cailhau - Crédit Steve Le Clech
Monument

Porte Cailhau

5 € / adult

A former defensive gate (1493-1496) dedicated to King Charles VIII of France, victor of the Battle of Fornovo (Italy). It provides a 23 metre high panoramic view of the river.

  • open daily
  • 10am to 1pm / 2pm to 6pm
  • last climb 30mn before closing

Built between 1493 and 1496 on the site of an ancient defensive gate, this gatehouse honoured King Charles VIII’s conquest of the Kingdom of Naples. On the sidefacing the river, a niche with his effigy commemorates his victories in the build up to the Battle of Fornovo (1495).While undoubtedly a military edifice, equipped with a port cullis and wide machicolations, the forthcoming Renaissance period brought with it a new architectural language of mullioned windows and freestone carvings.It provides a 23 metre high panoramic view of the river.

by Bordeaux Tourism & Conventions
Bordeaux Tourist Office partner
Bordeaux Tourism & Conventions
Bordeaux Tourist Office partner

The Tourist Office is at your disposal 7 days 7 to advise you, refer, offer tours and guided tours. Do not hesitate to contact us, it is with pleasure that we will discover the heritage and the vineyards of Bordeaux.

They had this experience with Bordeaux Tourism & Conventions

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A good opportunity to discover a famous wine region of France
Jeff M 09/14/2019
Interesting tour of the region covering three chateaux and an opportunity to taste a variety of wines. The coach from central Bordeaux was comfortable and the bi-lingual tour guide on board was clearly highly knowledgeable and passionate about the region. The setting of the first vineyard was stunning. The lunch at the second vineyard was excellent and we were fortunate to have the host of that chateau on our table who was fluent in both English and French describing how she came to be an expert in this industry. The third visit was also nice but perhaps the day was beginning to stretch at that stage, possibly due to the effect of the long lunch! Nevertheless, would certainly recommend.
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Fantastic Tour!
Tom Dickson 09/11/2019
My wife and I enjoyed the tour very much. Tour guide was very knowledgable and kept us informed and entertained. The vineyard tour was also lovely, and the wine was fantastic. Great value and highly recommended. Thank you!
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Excellent value wine tour
Jane Lumsden 09/10/2019
Wonderful afternoon in the Medoc region. Knowledgeable guide. Both wineries we visited were beautiful, with interesting tours and delicious tasting. I really don't think you could find a better value wine tour from Bordeaux. We also had the Bordeaux City Pass which meant we got an additional discount
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High expectations, bad results
Juan Antonio Rivera 09/08/2019
I've bought a ticket to Blaye & Bourg, ended in Entre-deux-Mers. Apparently every ticket says "Chateaux & Terroirs" without specifying where you should go. From a total of 6 wines we tasted, only one was red. I wouldn't pay 42 euros again for the tour.

Answer from Visiter Bordeaux

Dear Sir, We thank you for your message. As you can see in the description above, the destination is different every day. Your visit was booked for tuesday, September 3. The destination planned on tuesday is Entre-deux-Mers, an appellation famous for its white wines. According to the schedule, Blaye and Bourg is planned on Mondays. We are sorry for this misunderstanding, and regret that this tour didn't fit your expectations. Best regards - Bordeaux Tourism Office Team
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A fine wine
Kaal Kaczmarek 09/07/2019
A lovely experience with an enthusiastic and very knowledgeable guide . The trip proceeded very smoothly and the winery experience was very enjoyable and the only difficulty was putting down our wine glasses and leaving! Highly recommended.
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Exceptional Wine tour close to Bordeaux city
Tony O'Connell 08/29/2019
The people involved in the tour were most informative and friendly. The tour of the Chateau was most interesting and I learned a lot. The wine tasting was very comprehensive. The visit to the wine bar was a treat. The owner was as amusing as he was knowledgeable. Booking was simple online, with a reduction for holders of the Citypass. It was the best morning I spent in Bordeaux and I didn't want it to end. The highlight of my visit to Bordeaux and I have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone visiting the city.
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Good to know

Ouvert de 10h à 13h et de 14h à 18h. Dernière montée 30mn avant la fermeture.

Meeting point

Place du Palais, 33000 Bordeaux, France

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Bel édifice bien conservée et bien situé. Les petits films sont très intéressants
DOMINIQUE FRANCESCONI 05/14/2019
Attention aux personnes ayant des difficultés à se déplacer, escalier moyennement accessible.