Tour Pey Berland

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General Information

Tour Pey Berland is a bell tower in Bordeaux, France. The bell tower is affiliated to the Bordeaux Cathedral, it was just built away from the cathedral to protect the cathedral from the vibrations of the bell. The tower was built from 1440 to 1500 and was named after the Archbishop at the time Pey Berland. The tower was built to a Gothic style. The tower did not have a bell until the 19th century due to lack of funds, in the meantime, the tower was used for housing amongst other things. The tower is a prominent feature in the Bordeaux skyline.  

Getting there

The tower is situated next to Bordeaux Cathedral in the city. You can get there on the A or B tram lines with the closest stop being ‘Hotel de Ville’ which is just outside the cathedral and bell tower. The 1, 4, 15, 16 and 83 buses all stop a short walk away at ‘Palais de Justice’. If travelling by car, the best place to park is ‘Parking Republique’, which is less than a 5-minute walk away.

Opening Times and Admission

The cathedral and tower are open for visitors to tour. It opens daily during the summer months (June to September) 10am-1.15pm and 2pm-6pm. During the winter months (October to May) the cathedral opens six days of the week Tuesday to Sunday 10am-12.30pm and 2pm to 5pm. The last admission is set for 30 minutes before closing. Admission to the cathedral and the Tour Pey Berland costs 5.50 euros for adults and 4 euros for concessions. You can climb the towers steps and view Bordeaux from the top of the tower.

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