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Tower of Pey-Berland, Bordeaux

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Built by one of the great archbishops of Bordeaux in the 1440s, Tower of Pey-Berland 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 Tower of Pey-Berland can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Free for the - 26 years old, this is a great opportunity to see top Bordeaux. Once come out of 230 markets, City Center opens to you. The staff is very friendly and does not hesitate to discuss with you, it is really pleasant. Do if you are passing in Bordeaux or if you live not far away.
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  • After a considerable effort more 230 steps in a narrow staircase a 360 on the Bordeaux city view
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  • expensive to go up since it has several steps, but then the views from above are worth. also the explanatory video of the basement.
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  • Had a good visit here, took a while waiting in the line but certainly worth it.
  • 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.
  • Flamboyant Gothic style bell tower Tour Pey-Berland is worth visiting much more, than the Tour Saint Michelle. Both upper balconies are open, the price is the same for adult, but for students 26- is free. Beautiful views all over Bordeaux.
  • You definitely want to go up there if you visit Bordeaux!
  • Wonderful view. You can see all of Bordeaux very clearly. Free for EU citizens between the ages of 18-25. Well worth the stairs.