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. Put Grosse Cloche de Bordeaux into our Bordeaux planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Bordeaux.
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  • Along the history of the stone head lane can be seen at a glance in the future this real thick and Clock towers. Gold're part Chinese port clock, symbol tags of the lion to the standard Wind, still had borderux calls from overseas unique yellow stone head Construction stone, complement each other.
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  • Very beautiful monument of l old days, with its gate, Bell, the clock still in function, and l. former coat of arms of Bordeaux
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  • I went to Bordeeaux more than 20 years ago. To see her always gives me goosebumps I got my career just next start, it remains spectacular.
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  • You could probably miss it if you were not looking for it. A recommended must-visit monument in Bordeaux.
  • Beautiful bell tower. The street leading up to it is also very charming.
  • Enjoy the lights at night!
  • Amazing bell tower!
  • Visit super interesting. It lasts an hour and must be reserved in advance.
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Where to stay in Bordeaux

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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