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2-Hour Bordeaux Segway Tour
"Before the tour starts you will be briefed on how the segway works. You will meet your guide in the ""quartier Saint Pierre"" and start the visit with one of the best views of the big bell. You will continue into the historic part of the city with the ca Place de la Comédie with its big theater and Quinquonce Place which is the biggest square in Europe. You will continue to the quays to discover the two sides of the rivers between modernity and old bridges. Your guide will drive you all over the city and will make sure you have fun on your segway. After exploring the two sides of the river you will enter into the city to see all the things that make Bordeaux classified as UNESCO listed. Stop close to the ""Pont de Pierre"" and see why it's called that. Go along the little streets of the city where your guide will show you the bets palces t""Discover the city of Bordeaux on this segway tour of Bordeaux. During 2 hours you will cover about 14 kilometers of the city discovering the historic part of Bordeaux as well its river-banks.
From EUR55.00
 
Bordeaux City Sights Walking Tour
"Your 2-hour walking tour starts from the tourist office in central Bordeaux. The exact route may vary depending on the weather and number of people in the group but your guide will be sure to show you as many of the city’s highlights as possible.Walk to Monument aux Girondins a dramatic fountain statue commemorating the Girondists a group of political martyrs who were executed for their militant support during the French Revolution.Continue along the banks of the Garonne River to Place de la Bourse home to the stock exchange. This square was laid out in the 1700s by King Louis XV's architect Gabriel to act as a dramatic frame for an equestrian statue of the monarch.Make your way to Rue Sainte-Catherine the pedestrian street in the heart of the historical city center
From EUR10.00
 
Bordeaux City Sights Walking Tour
"Your 2-hour walking tour starts from the tourist office in central Bordeaux. The exact route may vary depending on the weather and number of people in the group but your guide will be sure to show you as many of the city’s highlights as possible.Walk to Monument aux Girondins a dramatic fountain statue commemorating the Girondists a group of political martyrs who were executed for their militant support during the French Revolution.Continue along the banks of the Garonne River to Place de la Bourse home to the stock exchange. This square was laid out in the 1700s by King Louis XV's architect Gabriel to act as a dramatic frame for an equestrian statue of the monarch.Make your way to Rue Sainte-Catherine the pedestrian street in the heart of the historical city center
From EUR10.00

Tour Pey-Berland Tips (10)

The Church Steeple Of Saint Andre Cathedral.

Located along the Place Pay Berland and is separated from the Main Saint Andre Cathedral by a few meters is the more than 500 year old Church Steeple, called Tour Pey-Berland. This Steeple cum Tower was built in the 15th century by Archbishop Pay Berland as a separate bell tpwer as to mask the noisy bell vibrations of bells ringing at church towers. this bell tower The towe is topped with a gold statue of the Virgin and Child and has a huge eight-ton bell as well. At Present, the tower is a tourist attraction of which you can buy entrance tickets to be able to climb flights of stairs to the belfry at the top to view the City of Bordeaux of which is a popular activity for tourists. you can buy tickets at the ticket counter at the entrance to the bell tower. The height of the Bell Tower is 66 meters.

Phone: +33 5 56 81 26 25

Hours:

10:00 am to 1:15 pm and 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm everyday

Tickets:

5.50 euros per person all ages

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machomikemd
Oct 21, 2016

Pey-Berland

The belfry of Cathédrale St André is a curious building. First of all, it's not part of the cathedral, but a few meters away from it. This was meant to protect the structures of the cathedral from the vibrations of the bells, but also as a safety measure as the ground was rather swampy. However, being built as a belfry doesn't necessarily mean that Pey-Berland was used as one. Due to a lack of suitable bells the belfry didn't fulfil its actual purpose until 1853! It was used as an apartment building and a lead factory, but only under the aegis of Cardinal Donnet Pey-Berland became what it was always meant to be: a belfry. Donnet was also responsible for the addition of the belfry's most striking feature: the golden Madonna on top which is visible from all over Bordeaux. Nowadays, the top terrace is open to the public and you can enjoy a great panorama over the city of Bordeaux from up there. The top terrace is situated roughly 50m above ground level, and you have to climb 231 steps to get there.

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King_Golo
Apr 21, 2012

Tour Pey-Berland

The Tour Pey- Berland is St Andre's Cathedral's bell tower and a fine example of the "Flamboyant Gothic" style with a 19th century staute of Notre Dame-d'Aquitaine.

The tower holds the clocks that goes with St Andre's cathedral and was build in 1440.
I was amazed to see that along with St Michel's Basilica, St Andre's Cathedral also has a seperate tower. Not sure what the reason behind this is.

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Gypsystravels
Nov 12, 2008

Gothic tower Pey-Berland

First of all Gothic tower Pey-Berland attracts attention in the city centre. It was constructed in 1466, there was installed a statue of Notre-Dame d’Aquitaine or our Lady of Aquitaine (thanks Jean-Louis for his correction) in 1863 on its top.

Other significant sights are St Andre Cathedrale which was under construction during XI - XVI centuries, Sent Perr church, and Notre Dame church.

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Mar 08, 2008
 
 
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Tour Pey-Berland

Even more imposing than the cathedral itself is the 50m gargoyled, gothic belfry, TOUR Pey-Berland. Erected between 1440 and 1466, its spire was added in the 19th century, and in 1863 it was stopped off with the statue of Notre Dame of Aquitaine (Our Lady of Aquitaine). Scaling the tower's 232 steep, narrow steps rewards you with an unfolding panorama of the city.

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black_mimi99
Jan 31, 2008

Great Views for Small People - Tour Pey-Berland

I love climbing tall things to see the view, the Tour Pey-Berland is THE place to do it in Bordeaux! For 5 euros (2007) you can climb up the stone spiral staircase to a viewing platform with 360 degree views of the city. And a history of the development of Bordeaux on tableaux around the walls. Don't forget there is also a further flight of stairs which takes you to a 50m platform around the spire. Though you need to be the size of a midget to get through the door!!

Tour Pey-Berland was built as the bell tower of the next-door cathedral in the 1440's. The cathedral was not thought to be strong enough to take the movement of the new bells. Today the Pey-Berland tower contains a bell weighing eight tonnes - I expect god only knows how they got it up there!!

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aaaarrgh
Jul 16, 2007

Tour Pey-Berland

This beautiful tower is located near the Cathedral Saint Andre and the Hotel de Ville. During the day, when the sun is shining, the gold statues at the top of the tower glisten and it looks rather magical!!

There is no lift to the top of that tower...just a lot of steps that are pretty steep...and a nightmare to climb up!! BUT the view from the top of the tower is fantastic!! It costs only 5 euros to go to the top of the tower, and you can stay up there as long as you want!

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arv1
Jul 09, 2007

Tour Pey-Berland

The Pey-Berland tower is isolated from the rest of the cathedral, it's quadrangular with an octogonal top.
Buit between 1440 and 1450, the golden statue of the vigin Mary has been added in 1862.

The view is really nice but you'll have to give the amazing sum of 4 euro 60 to be allowed to climb the steps....

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nzobx
Mar 13, 2005

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Tour Pey-Berland

This tower holds the clocks that goes with St-Andre's cathedral and was build in 1440.

What struck me is that both St-Andre's Cathedral as St-Michel's Basilica have seperate towers. Maybe there is a specific reason for this but i don't know what it could be

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Mique
Dec 27, 2004

The Pey-Berland Tower

The Isolated cathedral belltower, serves as a reminder of the archbishop to whom we owe the 162 ft high construction dating from 1440. sold in 1793 and turned into a factory making shot for huntsmen, which it remained until 1850, then bought by the Cardinal Donnet and restored, the tower acquired an eleven-tonne bell. The top of the tower was missing: in 1863, it was givena a huge gilded copper statue, now somewhat rusty, representing Our Lady of Aquitaine.

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Jan 10, 2004

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Place de la Bourse

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Pont de Pierre

The Pont de Pierre is a beautiful stone bridge which was completed in 1822 after being commissioned by Napoleon. The bridge is quite amazing and was the first bridge built across the Garonne. It is...
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Place Gambetta

Place Gambetta is one of the many Public Squares in Bordeaux of which it lies near the Port Dijeux (one of the City Gates of Bordeaux) and this quadrangular square is filled with trees, shrubs and...
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Place du Parlement

The Place du Parlement is a large square for walking and relaxing. In season the half-dozen restaurants have outdoor tables for dining. They range from simple and inexpensive to the finest seafood...
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Cathedral Saint Andre

final part of my tip with several pictures of the inside of the huge Cathedral of Bordeaux. The Cathédrale Saint-André de Bordeaux is the main church of Bordeaux and the seat of the Archbishop of...
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