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La Grosse Cloche

La Grosse Cloche

Credit : Steve Le Clech

The Grosse Cloche is the only vestige of a 13th century defensive. Until the French Revolution, the bell in this ancient tower was rung to mark all the city's major events. The bell, produced in 1775 by the Turmel foundry, wieghts 7,800 kg. She is rung five times a year at eleven o'clock: 1 January, 8 May, 14 July, 28 August (commemorating the liberation of Bordeaux in 1944), and 11 November.

Technical information

saint-james
33000 bordeaux
Lat : 44.836Lng : -0.571424
0 m
6 years

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Opening times and contact

Every day from June to September. 13.00 - 19.00. 40-minute guided tour, last departure at 18.15.
October-November-December/March-April-May every Saturday from 14.00 to 17.00, on reservation only. Contact: Bordeaux Tourist Information Office.
€ 5. Entrance: rue de guienne. B, musée d'Aquitaine station.