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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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  • If the old Bordeaux is superb, this site deserves to be seen, and at night... it's even more beautiful! night tour and after a good restaurant, you will enjoy this monument.
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  • The two sides are to appreciate. The monument is perfectly maintained and tells him only a part of the history of Bordeaux. Access by the intra muros is the most interesting
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  • The clock tower is not located in the "historic" center but it is very easy to visit it and to take some photos. It is beautiful to see it in the day but it is also beautiful in the night with the ama...  more »
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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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