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Pey-Berland Tower

Place Pey-Berland, 33000, Bordeaux, France
+33 5 56 81 26 25
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Best views of Bordeaux

Well worth a visit but beware, only 19 people allowed up at a time so go early to avoid a longish... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2017
John L
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Worthing, United Kingdom
Panoramic views of the city

They only allow 19 people at a time so waiting in line is unavoidable. It is 6 euros per person and... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2017
Cat N
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Seattle, Washington
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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 19 July 2017

Well worth a visit but beware, only 19 people allowed up at a time so go early to avoid a longish wait. 233 tiring stone spiral steps were narrow but good exercise!

Thank John L
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

They only allow 19 people at a time so waiting in line is unavoidable. It is 6 euros per person and they accept credit cards as of July 15, 2017. It's definitely worth it to see panoramic views of Bordeaux that you can't get elsewhere....More

Thank Cat N
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Climbed the tower today - be warned it is tight if you are meeting people the other way. 233 steps 40 metres high, but the view is fantastic and don't worry it's very safe up there you hate netted in! You can see for miles...More

Thank BeanyExplorer
Reviewed 29 June 2017

This is tight, twisty and tiring, folk passing up and down. They do limit numbers but not for the chunkier visitor perhaps. View from the top is worth it

Thank TheMacphersons
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

This beautiful bell tower is next to St Andrews Cathedral. The stairs to the viewing platforms are not for the faint hearted. There are 233 steps on this narrow stairwell. However, you get a 365 degree view of the city from on high and a...More

Thank Brian D
Reviewed 25 June 2017

It was a pretty extreme experience climbing up. I'm in good shape, but this tower had everyone huffing. Once at the top it is very much worth it. There are 2 levels for viewing. The space is limited. The climb down is not as bad...More

Thank Viktorya_O
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Picture me - a middle-aged man, mildly claustrophobic, out of shape, high blood pressure, overweight and just having spent a sweaty but rewarding morning rambling around Bordeaux in temperatures into the high 30s. What would be the sensible thing to do next? Probably NOT to...More

1  Thank Paul R
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Really nice location, impressive tower. right next to the hotel de ville and Cathedral. Its a must see when in Bordeaux.

Thank Cornishkaty
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

233 spiral steps up 233 steps down but what a view of the city once you arrive a second balcony. Impressive even in the rain.

Thank Vsm09
Reviewed 5 February 2017

You have to wait in the queue to enter to the tower but it's worth it (even 30 mins of waiting). Then you have to climb narrow stairs and it's alomst impossible to pass other people but then you can see the panoramic view that...More

2  Thank Justyna A
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