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Porte Cailhau

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Address: Place du Palais, 33000, Bordeaux, France
Phone Number: +33 5 56 00 66 00
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Port Cailhau, thirty-five metres tall, was integrated into the city...

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 magnificent view of the oldest bridge in Bordeaux, the Pont de Pierre, from here.

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Carries weight and beauty of history

Monumental door to historic city a few meters away from the famous Place de la Bourse. Majestic architecture and details. One of many Bordeaux's charming monuments.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Monumental door to historic city a few meters away from the famous Place de la Bourse. Majestic architecture and details. One of many Bordeaux's charming monuments.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The historic part of the city is on the UNESCO World Heritage List as "an outstanding urban and architectural ensemble" of the 18th century. Can you imagine the "Portal" to this city? I am sure that nobody wants to miss it, is the main entrance to the historic center.

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Biarritz, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The old entrence to the city and one of the unavoidable places in the city. If you want to know more about it there are walking tours going from the main squere steps from the teater

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Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Walk through this portal into Bordeaux old-town. Beautiful stone facades to vie wand photograph.You MUST walk through through old-town to appreciate Bordeaux. 5 stars.

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Olivet, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Very nice monument to see. Not sure that you can visit the inside. Located in the old city centre you should at least walk by this!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Had a nice meal overlooking this lovely building. Had a really nice meal in the restaurant next to it.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Bordeaux City Pass meant free entry but 3 Euros if not. Small exhibitions on each floor. Overview of history helpful.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

The towers of this gate display the massive amounts of stone necessary to support them. You can climb during the day. Otherwise, just enjoy the local ambiance.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We rented an apartment just around the corner so we were able to be delighted several times a day, in all different lights. Truly very special. I couldn't take enough pictures. The locale is pretty neat, too, several cafes so you can sit, sip, relax and enjoy the Disneyesque castle. The square is usually very lively but very quiet in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Since its set back from the buildings fronting the main drag along the river, this site is easily missed. It's a few blocks south of Place de la Borse and worth strolling down there to have a look.

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