Grosse Cloche de Bordeaux, Bordeaux

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Landmark · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Grosse Cloche de Bordeaux is all that remains of an ancient entrance into the city. In years past, the bell rang for important events, such as the coming harvest or to alert the populace to a fire. The bell has always been important to the citizens. When Henry II wanted to punish them, he took the bell away.

Tour the ancient gate, the bell (this version was cast in 1775), and an astronomical clock that was added in 1759. While the bell doesn’t ring often, it offers visitors a striking sight in the heart of the city. Put Grosse Cloche de Bordeaux into our Bordeaux planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Bordeaux.
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  • This is one of the most famous landmarks in town and needs to be on your walking tour. It's a castle-like town with a clock, quite old and impressive.  more »
  • Grosse Cloche de Bordeaux is a historic site. It dates to the 15th century but its history probably goes even further back. It was built to be the Bell Tower of the local Town Hall which was nearby...  more »
  • Beautiful piece of architecture in the streets of Bordeaux. Would love to hear it chime! It's so pretty walking up the laneway towards it.
  • one of the historic buildings that old bordeaux is so famous for. looking at these buildings you are transported into the past, to carriages, komzols, gold and silver coins. A special visual effect from the sight of the building can be obtained in the evening with special lighting. I advise every visitor to walk through the streets of central bordeaux, both in the afternoon and in the evening. impressions of the flier will be super.

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