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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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  • It's probably all a matter of personal taste, but somehow this little tower has always been one of my favorites. It probably doesn't deserve such affection, yet it occupies the pantheon that includes ...  more »
  • Amongst the many beautiful gothic buildings of Bordeaux, this elaborate clock tower stands out as one of the more individual. A quick look and a few photos is probably enough for most people but I wou...  more »
  • Certainly don't base your trip around it, but it is a really nice monument to see. A quick one to tick off the list and in a nice central location. Gorgeous, definitely go.  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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