Tour Pey Berland
Like the one at Saint-Michel, Pey Berland belltower offers a unique view of Bordeaux, although neither Quasimodo nor Esmeralda can be found there...
Saint-André cathedral's original 12th century tower was insufficiently squat to support the weight of the tenor bell. It was thus decided to build a dedicated free-standing tower next to the cathedral in 1440.
The Pey-Berland Tower was long one of the tallest buildings in the city. Unfortunately, a storm in 1617 ripped out the rostrum and this was replaced with a cross.
In 1853, a huge tenor bell was attached to the belltower's beams. Weighing 11 tonnes, it is the fourth largest in France. You need a good pair of lungs to walk up the 229 steps to the top of the tower (50 metres), but this is well worth the effort because the view of Bordeaux and its monuments is outstanding.
The access to the Pey-Berland Tower is only possible with a time-stamped e-ticket that must be reserved in advance.
Entrance : 6 € | 5 € reduced | Free with the Bordeaux Métropole City Pass.
Free for under 18 years old, disabled person and companion, 18-25 years old (European Union nationals and non-European regular residents in the territory of the European Union)
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Open everyday except on the 1st of January, 1st of May and the 25th of December
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