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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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  • This is a grand entry on the south size of Bordeaux's city center. It's worth stopping and taking a few photos. We like to bike around the town and this is a relatively un-trafficed street. Head throu...  more »
  • Along with Porte Cailhau, I found this monument one of the most magical in Bordeaux. It is hidden away down a side street, but it's size and beauty are a delight!  more »
  • We passed this on the Big Red bus tour. Nice info about the history of it and great picture taking too.  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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