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Grosse Cloche de Bordeaux

Cours Victor Hugo, Bordeaux, France
+33 5 56 48 04 24
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Cours Victor Hugo, Bordeaux, France
+33 5 56 48 04 24
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful old gate with two clocks and a bell tower. The big bell was erected in 1775 and replaced an older bell that was damaged in the fire of 1774. As a nearby plaque states, the bell was the 'bearer of all...More

Thank Craig M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I come here when I want to find a coffee (for example, Books & Coffee) or want to find a good restaurant away from the enter of the city. I succeeded on both accounts. So, don't just look u at the big clock, which is...More

Thank Robert F
Reviewed 8 November 2017

We had a long wait here to go up (nearly 45 minutes) because there was a large school party in the tower. There is only a very narrow and tight spiral staircase and it is the same staircase for up and down so it was...More

Thank Clairepearson735
Reviewed 26 October 2017

As you walk around Bordeaux, this is right on the route along the riverside, or when entering some of the major streets for shopping and dining. It is well designed and interesting - I have several photos.

Thank Gr H
Reviewed 23 October 2017

This building looked very old.... as do a lot of the buildings we saw in France... a lot of history here..

Thank Alex L
Reviewed 11 October 2017

The Grosse Cloche is on of the original gates to the old walled city of Bordeaux, at the west end of the Rue St Catherine. Its clock and decorations are to be admired.

Thank Peter S
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Would have loved to have gone inside and have a closer look and see what this would have had to offer and show us with a guide giving us the history of the clock Maybe another time then this will be possible

Thank badmintontim
Reviewed 8 October 2017

We saw the Grosse Cloche while walking around the historical section and enjoyed the many medieval & Gothic buildings in the city.

Thank Jim B
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Stood in a line for over 3 hours for this visit. Promised entry several times by one of the staff but this never happened. 15.30 she said...really?? It's a haphazard arrangement to say the least. What no one seemed able to work out was how...More

Thank Nin4
Reviewed 13 September 2017

One of the must see landmarks in Bordeaux. I didn't have the opportunity to visit inside but it's beautiful!

Thank Nelson S
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Response from Paul R | Reviewed this property |
I'm afraid I've only visited it as a tourist and have no technical knowledge of it whatsoever. I guess that's likely to be largely the case on this web site. I suggest you look online to find your answer. Google's always a... More