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Reviewed 2 days ago

One of the few towers for entrance in to the town of Bordeaux. Hard to get a good photo since it's surrounded by high buildings. Nice walk from anywhere downtown Bordeaux.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely worth visiting. I found some free online self guided walking tours of Bordeaux and the route passed this clock tower which is a great photo opportunity.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Headmj
Reviewed 3 November 2018

Wow. This is a very impressive structure in what appears to be fine shape. Make sure you look at it from both sides.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank fssutton1
Reviewed 2 November 2018

we go to Europe to see these things. giant clocks, obviously restored but none the less impressive. easy to get to as part of a walk of exploration around Bordeaux. highly recommend the walk .

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jim m
Reviewed 2 November 2018

A nice stop for photos. Bordeaux is a very walkable town. We had bad weather so we could not cover more.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Saviotung
Reviewed 15 October 2018

I confess, I have never met a medieval gate I could resist. I am putty in the gate's hands (or whatever). This is no disappointment. What appeals to me is that it has a (1) clock and (2) wind vane, and (3) bell tower (all...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

This lovely architectural feature is a must see in Bordeaux. It is easy to find, walkable from many locations and historically significant. It was cast in 1775 and stands in the belfry as a symbol of the past. It tolls on the first Sunday of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 30 September 2018

If you are walking around Bordeaux, don't miss a seeing this Clock Tower. It is very photogenic and worth visiting.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 28 September 2018

The cloche is a very nice piece of architecture and makes a good photo,There is a small church next door which you can look in at no cost .

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank hippylinda
Reviewed 26 September 2018

Historically fascinating and beautiful clock tower. you can walk through it and imagine life in Bordeaux centuries ago. Apparently in the 15th century, the belfry was added to the remains of a 13th century Porte (Saint-Éloi).

Date of experience: August 2018
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