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Pey-Berland Tower, Bordeaux

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Built by one of the great archbishops of Bordeaux in the 1440s, Pey-Berland Tower was supposed to house the bells for St. Andre's cathedral to protect the building from vibrations. However, the bells never came. The tower ended up being used for housing and later was a shotgun pellet factory. In 1851, it was restored, and three bells that are controlled from the cathedral were installed. Today, you can tour the tower, visit its collection of bells, and take in the view of the city from the top of the tower. Using our online itinerary creator, Bordeaux attractions like Pey-Berland Tower can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • This tour Pey Berland located just next to the Cathedral of St. Andrew, is an attraction that is worth trying because the view from the top is amazing. Its name comes from the Archbishop of the same name who wanted to create the campanile of the Cathedral saint André in 1440. However it is very hard to climb. Indeed on the one hand receipts are sparingly (19 people), on the other hand there is a spiral staircase unique narrow stairs to go up and down. At times some crossings are dangerous as some markets in their centres are as chewed forming a bowl. Despite everything for €6 and free for the - 25 it is really worth. The building has two floors. First explanatory panels evoke the evolution of Bordeaux by referring to the different neighborhoods. On the guardrails, signs with inset buildings allow to locate in the city. To finish at the last floor 233 markets in all, 360 ° C view is really beautiful. It's too bad that nets have been installed. However through the big cracks it is possible to make beautiful pictures. To conclude the rise is to do, but it takes courage and a minimum of physical condition.
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  • If you have the strength to climb 233 markets of the Tower, you have a point of view to more than 50 m high over the city. Typical model of Tower present in the South side, once connected to the Cathedral by an annex building.
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  • The tower itself is beautiful and worth to all the stairs to climb. Visibility is nothing special, just the Saint André Cathedral is from there the trouble. You can see very far.
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  • Beautiful panoramic views of Bordeaux. Tiny round shaped staircase to acces the 2 floors of the tower. The cashier asked people with big backpacks to leave them on ground floor. Both people climbing up and down the tower use the same tiny stair case. Good experience
  • The 233 steps to the top were quite an adventure. Only one way up and one way down. Which it's very fortunate they only allow 19 people up at a time. Beautiful views of the city and well worth the climb.
  • Great views from the top, lots of steps so take some water I'd you're doing this in the summer. Limited amount of people allowed up at the time so good compared to other similar places!
  • The 231 stairs can be challenging to climb specially with the narrow spiral staircase. It can be quite hard at peak hours to deal with people going up and those coming down, there isn't much space for both hence the morning should be a better time to visit it. The visit is not expensive and is free if you have a Bordeaux City Pass (1,2 or 3 days). The view is exceptionnal from the top as you can see all Bordeaux.
  • Had a good visit here, took a while waiting in the line but certainly worth it.