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The Port Cailhau, thirty-five metres tall, was integrated into the city walls. In 1864, it was rented by a public letter writer and a person whose job was to weigh salt. They were both evicted in order to renovate the monument. There is a...more
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This was a medieval gate that is located across from the waterfront and enters into the old town area. Stunning at night when bathed in light, it is more interesting during the day when you can study it. The front and the back are very...More
Porte Cailhau is located on Place du Palais by the waterfront. This medieval stone gate has its historical value as it controlled the entry of people to town and prevented intruders from all time. Currently if you want to climb up the top of this...More
Dating from the late 1400’s this 100 foot city gate is open to the public, for a nominal fee. We visited during the evening and it was closed to visitors. Well lit at night making for an impressive photo opportunity.
They meant business when they built up this gate. Looks really impressive.
It is historical gate built in the XV century. Since 1883, the gate has been included in the register of historical monuments of France.
Porte Cailhau stands on the Palace Square (la place...More
one of Bordeaux's impressive city gates, looking like a castle, controlling the access from the riverside and protecting the city from intruders - once upon a time. today tourists flock through and around.