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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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  • Fun this building alone in the middle of the small buildings. Beautiful conservation, is worth a visit
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  • This is a fine example of a fortified gate with 2 towers which also functioned as a prison. One of the 2 clocks has an unusual semi circular dial while the other clock shows the different phases of th...  more »
  • Very nice building located dasn the very of bordeaux. There is not so many remarkable things in Bordeaux then go take a look at this work.
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  • Arrêtez-vous un moment pour l'observer :)
  • Impressive. worth the look.
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  • It is the archetype of the building that we pass without attention, and yet... As this pest and less faithful, you will find a major city, preserved time and very well integrated into the architectural Park building. Visited and well maintained, do not pass side!
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  • The emblem of the city!
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