Grosse Cloche de Bordeaux, Bordeaux

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Grosse Cloche de Bordeaux is all that remains of an ancient entrance into the city. In years past, the bell rang for important events, such as the coming harvest or to alert the populace to a fire. The bell has always been important to the citizens. When Henry II wanted to punish them, he took the bell away.

Tour the ancient gate, the bell (this version was cast in 1775), and an astronomical clock that was added in 1759. While the bell doesn’t ring often, it offers visitors a striking sight in the heart of the city. Put Grosse Cloche de Bordeaux into our Bordeaux planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Bordeaux.
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  • Great place to see. Part of the old city. Amazing structure, beside the square where all the bars and restaurants are. 
    Great place to see. Part of the old city. Amazing structure, beside the square where all the bars and restaurants are.  more »
  • Beautiful and unique city landmark. Worth a walk through and leads to a pretty part of the city. Easy to take nice photos here. 
    Beautiful and unique city landmark. Worth a walk through and leads to a pretty part of the city. Easy to take nice photos here.  more »
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  • Impressive structure. Looks like it has been very well preserved. This is one of many historic gates into the city.
  • Very nice, but you might find it's not that grosse, especially in the early morning when it's cold. Better to see later in the day

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