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Porte Cailhau

Porte Cailhau

Credit : Jean-Michel Destang

A panoramic view 23 metres above the river. This former fortified gate (1493-1496) is dedicated to French King Charles VIII, victor at the battle of Fornova (Italy). This is obviously a military structure, equipped with a portcullis and topped by sturdy machicolations, but the approaching Renaissance had already introduced new architectural features: mullioned windows and decorative sculpture.

Technical information

porte cailhau
33000 bordeaux
Lat : 44.8388Lng : -0.56839
0 m
6 years

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Opening times and contact

Weekends from January to March and every day during school holidays (Zone C).
April to October: every day. Weekends in November and December and EVERY DAY during school holidays (Zone C). Closed on 25 December and 1 January. Self-guided or guided tour, 10.00-12.00/13.00-18.00.

€ 3,50 / € 3 Place du Palais A and C porte de Bourgogne station.