Porte Cailhau

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Porte Cailhau is a monument in the French city of Bordeaux. The castle-like monument was completed in 1494 and commemorates Charles VII’s victory at Fornovo. The monument is 35 metres tall and was integrated into the city walls in 1864, making the monument a city gate. The monument was occupied by a public letter writer for a short period of time until he was evicted for the monument to be renovated. Today, the monument stands on its own and contains an exhibition inside its walls for people to gain knowledge of the history of the monument and to take in the views from the top of the monument.

Getting there

The monument is situated by the river in the city. Take the A tram to ‘Place du Palais’ which is a short walk away from the monument.

Opening Times and Admission

The monument is open to the public daily, 10am-1pm and 2pm-6pm. There is an entry fee of 5 euros per person.

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  • Place du Palais, 33000 Bordeaux, France
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