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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...more
All reviews worth the climb spiral staircase worth the effort odd steps free for eu citizens passing places climb steps st andre entire city flying buttresses euros per person entrance fee climbing queue cathedral vibrating clime
233 steps up a spiral stone staircase, so wear decent shoes. Views are unbelievable of the whole city. Just be aware, it is windy up top. Also be careful as the stairway is narrow, with a rope bannister only on one side
If you are ok with stairs, then I'd highly recommend this, as the views of Bordeaux are worth the climb. There is no lift. Only a certain number of people are permitted up the tower at any one time, so you may have to wait...More
Really nice view from the top but climbing more then 200 steps in an almost claustrophobic staircase that has traffic going both up and down was definitely difficult. A number of people were really having problems. I was a bit worried both ways. Would recommend...More
This is the climb you need to do if you want brilliant views of Bordeaux. At 233 steps or is within the abilities of most people.
If you are claustrophic you might want to consider the fact that the circular stone stairs are quite narrow,...More
Looked great from the ground but the queue to climb to the top barely moved in half an hour. Disappointed to have to give up as I was advised the views from the top were well worth the climb. Got some nice pictures though.
The Pey Berland tower is a belfry of the magnificent St. Andre Cathedral, built separately beside it, in order to spare the Cathedral of huge bells vibrations when ringing.
We wanted to climb it for the views, but at 5.15 PM we were not admitted....More