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“at the Cathedral”
Review of Pey-Berland Tower

Pey-Berland Tower
Ranked #22 of 229 things to do in Bordeaux
Certificate of Excellence
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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 3 weeks ago

this bell tower stands next to the cathedral, and has a separate entrance therefore. you pay to climb it and enjoy the view on the city. you may have to queue a bit, as there is a strict limit of access.

Thank r0landbrunner
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whatever location we visit if there is a tower to climb we nearly always have to climb it. Our visit to Bordeaux was no exception and Pey-Berland did not disappoint.

It's 233 steps up a narrow spiral stone staircase with 3 passing places before the lower terrace and the views are stunning. There are helpful indicators on the terrace to point out what you are looking at.

We used our City Pass which includes this attraction but without it the fee is 6 euro.

It was not open Monday and the hours are 10:00 to 12:30 and 14:00 to 17:30 with the last tour being 30 minutes before closing so get there before 12:00 or 17:00 so as not to be disappointed

Thank Jon C
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Reviewed 9 March 2018

Worth the climb, and also just the visit. Love the history of the place and how the bell tower had to be built separately to protect the cathedral fro the vibrations.

Thank PracticalDreams
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Reviewed 30 November 2017

Keep in mind that to get to the top, you need to climb a spiral staircase some 230 odd steps. If you suffer from fear of heights or from claustrophobia, do not attempt it. It's a to-way staircase, too! The view from the top is fantastic, and it's well going.

Thank Nitvoyodelo
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Reviewed 23 November 2017

For €6 you get some serious exercise and some fantastic views. There is some information about the church but you're probably only going to climb all the way up for that view. Which is worth it.

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