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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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  • If you love climbing to see what is at the top then climb the bell tower. It gives you a great view over Bordeaux and particularly over the Cathedral. The stairs are narrower and get even narrower rig...  more »
  • The tower is a climb up narrow steps, which are uneven (so it is not for the faint of heart or anyone with back or knee problems). We went to the first landing, and there is a significant amount of in...  more »
  • Beautiful exterior architecture of the monument. A small queue which can be explained by the fact that maximum is 19 people inside because the interior space is very tight and this allows us to feel privilege when it's our turn to access and take many photos :) unopposed Admission is free for the 18-25 age residents in the EU on presentation of an identity card and for children under 18 years old and the others the rate is € 5.50. opening hours are: from October to may: 10: 00 - 12:30 and 14: 00 - 17:30 (closed on Monday) from June to September: 10: 00 - 13: 00 and 14: 00 - 18: it will take up 231 very narrow markets but you can take your time given the few people you might interfere. You will see two large bells of several tons during a fake address during your climb and through the porthole views of St Andrew's Cathedral. You can initially access the first floor already high in the course of which you can go to the four corners of the tower and admire all of Bordeaux with a metal plate to indicate the monuments that you will see in this angle of view. You can do the same in gleaning some market more and getting a floor above. The view is splentide. It's the highlight during your stay, you can not the Miss! The staff is very friendly and show a few touches of humor. A brochure is available at the entrance for free and explain the history of the tour. Despite the few people who can access it at the same time you don't have time limit to stay wants height ;)
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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.