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

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.

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Wonderful experience!
CMR 11/18/2019
I have been on many wine tours in Bordeaux when I have guests in town and this one was the perfect value for your money. It is so much more convienent to have someone drive you to the chateaus and you get the benefit of a great tour guide. Brigitte, our guide, was a delight and was very knowlegeable. The two chateaus we visited in Blaye were lovely and we had a great experience!
Very nice
Sanja 11/05/2019
I liked the choice of chateau we visited, the guide was nice, gave a lot of interesting information and even a short tasting course. Definitely would recommend to those looking to get the first taste of what Medoc region has to offer.
yoav 11/05/2019
Locations chosen in the Medoc area were great. The two chateaux's were very unique and different one from the other. Guide was good and knowledgeable, but driver seem to be inexperience with the roads. Would recommend the trip.
Waste of time and money
Sergio Granados Torres 10/19/2019
Due to a mistake of the company i wasn't able to do the tour and ir was ver discusting, they didn't offered me any solución even when i told them that i didn't want my money back, i only wanted to have the tour a different day because they booked my tour when i haven't arrived yet in Bordeaux. I wouldn't recommend ir to anyone. Also they took my 84 euros and didn't help me of find any solución. A completely shit.
Not your run of the mill winery tour
John 10/18/2019
Our guide took us to see two very different wineries near Bordeaux. The first was special: all natural and organic. It was a small family owned chateau. The owner explained its process for making wine, including how they grow the grapes. We also got to see the development over time of the equipment used in wine making at the chateau. The second winery was much larger and more modern, processing the crop from many different growers in the area. Our guide was knowledgable and spoke well. The bus was modern and clean. The tour was well organized. I would recommend the tour to friends.
Bordeaux Walking Tour
Richard Sussman 10/17/2019
Informative, knowledgeable, and friendly; paced just right; covered many of the important historical sites of the center city; highly recommended
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  • french
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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
Attention aux personnes ayant des difficultés à se déplacer, escalier moyennement accessible.