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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. To visit Grosse Cloche de Bordeaux and get the most from your holiday in Bordeaux, create itinerary details personal to you using our Bordeaux itinerary planner.
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  • Monument of great beauty, which are worth seeing and knowing. It has a great campaign and its maintenance is very good. All tours and tourist buses pass in front of it.
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  • At the gateway entrance this is a well preserved piece of history, reconstructed from the demolition of the belfry of the 15 century hotel de ville  more »
  • The big Bell worth especially in the evening by his enlightenment. For the rest, I am not sensitive to this Monument
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  • Beautiful bell tower. The street leading up to it is also very charming.
  • Amazing bell tower!
  • Beautiful and charming area of Bordeaux. Beyond the door nice neighborhood closed to traffic.
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  • Very beautiful monument of bx to see and visit!
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  • As other comments place must-see say but even more magical night is illuminated in blue light.
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Most hotels in Bordeaux sit conveniently located a stone's throw away from the train station. Look to Quinconces Square and Gambetta Square for high-end hotels. Those who prefer more budget-friendly accommodations may want to seek out a youth hostel--a relatively recent addition to the city. To secure a spot here, make sure to book ahead of time. In addition to hotels and hostels, choose from guest rooms in a typical Bordeaux house, or a family-friendly beachside campsite.
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