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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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  • After climbing the stairs 233 steps we access an area where will be possible to contemplate the city in its entirety. the price is somewhat excessive
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  • For me, the best tourist attraction of Bordeaux. The entrance is €5.50. You have to climb many stairs, spiral, very narrow, but the views are worth. As below, the door of the upper terrace is very small.
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  • What trick, it's really wonderful to see the architecture and the work done for the accomplishment of this tower.
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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.