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Pey-Berland Tower

Place Pey-Berland, 33000, Bordeaux, France
+33 5 56 81 26 25
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Worth a climb

If you love climbing to see what is at the top then climb the bell tower. It gives you a great... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2016
David S
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Wollongong, Australia
View provides a great sense of the city

The tower is a climb up narrow steps, which are uneven (so it is not for the faint of heart or... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2016
ToTravelIsBrilliant
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Wolfville, Canada
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Situated to the south-east of the chevet of the Cathedral of Saint-André at Bordeaux, the tower of Pey-Berland serves as its bell tower, built in the 15th century in the Gothic style. Its isolation was due to the wish to provide the Cathedral with magnificent bells which would not threaten the structure with their vibrations. Designated world heritage site by UNESCO. Open: > June to September: from 10 a.m. to 1.15 p.m.and from 2 p.m. to 6 p. m. > October to May: from 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. Last admission 30 minutes before closing time. Closed: > Mondays from October to May. > 1st January, 1st May and 25th December. Admission fees: Adults : 6 €; Concessions (18 to 25) = 5 €; Free admission: minors under 18*; Free admission: 18-25 years old* (citizens of one of the 27 countries of the EU or are non-European permanent residents of France) * excluding school groups (20 € pour school groups)
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Place Pey-Berland, 33000, Bordeaux, France
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Reviewed 11 November 2016

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 right at the top when you come outside...More

1  Thank David S
Reviewed 8 November 2016

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 information on what you are...More

Thank ToTravelIsBrilliant
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Quite a climb but well worth it when you see the panoramic 360 degree views from the top. Not for dodgy tickers or those suffering claustrophobia on the narrow spiral staircase.

Thank DaveOrr
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

The signs do warn you of the 233 steps to the top of this tower. Those steps are a steep, narrow, spiral staircase with only a few niches for rest. Only 19 people are allowed in at a time, so the queue can be long...More

1  Thank Itsmeagain2
Reviewed 8 October 2016

Separate from the Cathedral which is something you see in Italy and not so much in France. I love Bordeaux and find it very beautiful but not so much from above, from this experience, or at least not from the viewpoint of the tower.

Thank MarieTips
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Be warned - it's quite a climb to the top. There are views all over the city, although the city is quite flat so not a huge amount to see. Worth going if you're OK with the stairs. I went on a Wednesday afternoon and...More

Thank Brighton9
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Having fun in Bordeaux has been hard work for us but this tower was good. Good view, interesting engineering, good stories. Max 19 people inside at once, you may have to wait. Loved the crypt, very spooky with nice video installation.

Thank emrystravel
Reviewed 27 September 2016

This was a great way to see over the whole town. Many steps, of course. Easy to get to via walking or by the tram

Thank CyndeM
Reviewed 24 August 2016

We queued a while, very busy but worth the wait, lovely to get to the top and see the views, stunning. You can stop half way and look around, cant remember how many steps but worth it. Allow an hour or so to climb and...More

Thank bohogirl
Reviewed 12 August 2016

Yes it is quite an effort to get to the top - and passing is an intimate experience - but the view is certainly worth it. The powers that be have decreed that no more than 19 people may be inside at any one time...More

1  Thank MSH-Sussex
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