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Review of Pey-Berland Tower

Pey-Berland Tower
Ranked #14 of 211 things to do in Bordeaux
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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)
Reviewed April 22, 2012

The tower gives you a breath taking view of the city. On Sunday there are a few food stalls close by the tower selling delicious fresh oysters, breads, canelle even fruits.
Unfortunately for such a historic place , the view below is spoiled by the tram station

Thank Lango01
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Reviewed April 4, 2012

There are two good options if you want to see the city from above. Tour
de Pey-Berland, the bell-tower of the Cathedral and Fleche de Saint-Michel,
the bell-tower of the Saint-Michel Church (one of the highest bell-towers
in France), which is located near the river Garonne. Both towers offers a great
view of the town. They are worth the effort!

1  Thank Zizu123
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Reviewed March 14, 2012

For a few euro (free for EU students), climb the narrow spiral staircase for 360 degree views of Bordeaux from two levels. Signs in French and English will inform you about the history of the city and various buildings. Right next to the another attraction, the St-André Cathedral, and the Hotel de Ville tram stops.

2  Thank Chelsea H
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Reviewed January 25, 2012

For an excelent view of Bordeaux, climb to the top of this tower. When they built the cathedral of Pey-Berland, they were concerned that the sheer weight of the tower would cause the foundation of the church to settle unevenly, so they built the main spire of the church 50 meters away from the building. They may have been correct, as the tower is quite large and could have caused a problem.

It is quite a climb to the top, but the view is worth the trip.

Thank Hela S
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