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.

They had this experience with Bordeaux Tourism & Conventions

sabado medoc
Palmira Beatriz João 02/21/2020
Adoramos a zona de Medoc, visitamos uma vinha familiar e outro maior... muito bom
Funny and insteresting
María José 12/24/2019
It was a great way of learning more about wine culture.
Good trip with knowledge
Cintia Dewi 12/11/2019
The tour guide was very informative, and explained everything in interesting ways. It was a really pleasant wine tour experience. Worth it.
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.
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  • french
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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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Superbe !!!!
Isabelle PAULY 01/13/2020
Je suis bordelaise de naissance (54 ans !) et je n'avais JAMAIS passé la porte d'entrée de ce sublime monument... J'en ai pris plein les yeux... Superbe, magnifiquement restauré... Ne faites pas comme moi, courez vite visiter ce monument étonnant !!!! Très bon accueil...
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.