PORTE CAILHAU

CAILHAU GATE­WAY

Charming Bordeaux - - THE DISTRICTS OF BORDEAUX SAINT-PIERRE, SAINT-PAUL -

A twenty-three me­tre high panoramic view of the river. A for­mer de­fen­sive gate (1493-1496) ded­i­cated to King Charles VIII of France, vic­tor of the Bat­tle of Fornovo (Italy). While cer­tainly a mil­i­tary ed­i­fice equipped with a portcullis and wide machico­la­tions, the forth­com­ing Re­nais­sance pe­riod brought with it a new ar­chi­tec­tural lan­guage of mul­lioned win­dows and free­stone carv­ings. Place du Palais - A > Place du Palais +33 (0)5 56 48 04 24 10 a.m to 1 p.m / 2 p.m to 6 p.m €5 / €3,50

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