Porte Cailhau was built in the late 15th century and remains practically unchanged. It was built to commemorate Charles VIII's victory at Fornoue.


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Founded: c. 1494
Category: Castles and fortifications in France


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Michael z Choong (4 months ago)
Some nice wine nearby
Jaana van Gastel (4 months ago)
Very pretty, next to a very cute square
Chris Chapman (5 months ago)
Facebook friends commented on the lack of symmetry of this old gatehouse. The intriguing thing is to walk round the side of the gate to see what was once the thickness of the city walls (now removed); there is even a door to allow access to what would have been the ramparts!
Pablo Recharte Bosa (7 months ago)
Amazing porton looks like a castle.
April Williams (9 months ago)
By far my favourite “entrance” to the city. It looks like a small castle. Just stunning.
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