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Grosse Cloche de Bordeaux

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Not to be missed, the bell and tower are very beautiful and certainly worth a quick visit and a few photos.

Reviewed 24 October 2016
Umea, Sweden
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Umea, Sweden
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Reviewed 24 October 2016

Not to be missed, the bell and tower are very beautiful and certainly worth a quick visit and a few photos.

1 Thank bendsy
Chicago, IL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 309 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

This is a massive bell tower located adjacent to the Eglise Saint Eloi. The tower is quite imposing, and you can appreciate the bell best from the Rue Saint James.

2 Thank Anna H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016

As we spend a lot of time walking around on our breaks we came across this, it was at night and it was stunning. I loved it it was just a wee bit down a side street and was fantastically illuminated. well worth a look.

1 Thank Steve D
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

The Fantastic Cloche de Bordeaux ,,More like. As a few have commented, It's difficult to take a picture of this that does the building justice. Great to see whatever

1 Thank levace
Midsomer Norton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 506 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

and yes it does chime. Anyone remotely interested in stonework or horology should spend a few minutes looking at it from all directions. It is quite difficult to photograph by the way because if the sun is strong you will miss the detail. I suggest early morning is a good time. We arrived after the rather mysterious opening arrangements had... More 

1 Thank Brian-Snellgrove
Amiens, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

The gate is beautiful and looks fascinating. But visiting is hard. There was a notice implying it was open, but the door was locked. About 20 minutes later we found there was a guide (only guided tours allowed) who had wandered off down the road with two tourists. No notice, no explanation, intimidating, shambolic. We didn't visit, too hard, like... More 

1 Thank emrystravel
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Reviewed 26 September 2016

This is another old gateway that includes an old clock. The latter really makes this worth your time to take a good look. Make sure you look at both sides of this wonderful old piece of city architecture.

Thank unclelouie
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

The history of this Bell tower spans the English/French ownership of the city. Really beautiful!, we travelled there on the essential Bordeaux bike experience, the best way to see the city.

Thank oatlands2016
wrocław, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Big city gate with big bell, well renovated and heavy decorated, looks great on photos. It's placed on UNESCO path.

Thank Bartlomiej Z
Canberra, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

The Grand Clock of Bordeaux is a former gate to the old city Town Hall, with a large clock and bell. Despite the clock being quite mistimed (both the time as well as the date), it is architecturally pleasing, and still worth the quick photostop.

Thank Ice_D_8

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