Grosse Cloche de Bordeaux, Bordeaux

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Grosse Cloche de Bordeaux is all that remains of an ancient entrance into the city. In years past, the bell rang for important events, such as the coming harvest or to alert the populace to a fire. The bell has always been important to the citizens. When Henry II wanted to punish them, he took the bell away.

Tour the ancient gate, the bell (this version was cast in 1775), and an astronomical clock that was added in 1759. While the bell doesn’t ring often, it offers visitors a striking sight in the heart of the city. Put Grosse Cloche de Bordeaux into our Bordeaux planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Bordeaux.
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  • an original architectural construction, which can be seen from afar. Particularly well preserved.
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  • Beautiful structure, which seems taken from a disney film. You will see it anything that you move through the center of Bordeaux. I recommend seeing it at night and at Christmas, with these lights and decorations.
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  • What incredible building and wonderful colours ... A tower dedicated to the time during the night is fabulous.  more »
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  • Not to be mistaken for any of the other old entrances to the former fortified city. This one has a nice bell.
  • You could probably miss it if you were not looking for it. A recommended must-visit monument in Bordeaux.
  • Beautiful bell tower. The street leading up to it is also very charming.
  • Cool
  • Enjoy the lights at night!
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