6/23/2016

Blaye, Pauillac, France - Sailboats & Bicycle


Now, where is this alluring Médoc wine region? We weave and coil our way on narrow riverside  
roads, to find it wedged between the Atlantic coastline and the broad Gironde Estuary-essentially
the tip of a peninsula.


Beautiful day for sailboats and a bicycle in Blaye & Pauillac, France



The Citadel of Blaye is a 17th century fortress in the town of Blaye. 




The Citadel of Blaye is a 17th century fortress in the town of Blaye.  Located on the right bank of the Gironde Estuary - some 56km north of Bordeaux, France. A small ferry crosses the Gironde to Lamarque in Medoc.  King Louis XIV ordered the Marquis de Vauban to build the fortress in order to protect Bordeaux from attack. Blaye became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008.
 
Follow J. Christina through Blaye, Pauillac and Bourg here.







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