Tour Pey Berland


This gargoyled, 50m-high Flamboyant Gothic belfry was built for the adjoining cathedral between 1440 and 1466. Its spire was added in the 19th century, and in 1863 it was topped off with the shiny gold statue of Notre Dame de l’Aquitaine (Our Lady of Aquitaine). Scaling the tower’s 231 narrow steps rewards you with a spectacular city panorama. Only 19 visitors are allowed up at any one time, so be prepared to queue in season.

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1. Cathédrale St-André

0.07 MILES

The Cathédrale St-André, a Unesco World Heritage Site prior to the city's classification, lords it over the city. The cathedral's oldest section dates…

2. Musée d’Aquitaine

0.15 MILES

Gallo-Roman statues and relics dating back 25,000 years are among the highlights at this bright and spacious, well-curated history and civilisations…

4. Musée des Beaux Arts

0.21 MILES

The evolution of Occidental art from the Renaissance to the mid-20th century is on view at Bordeaux’s Museum of Fine Arts, which occupies two wings of the…

5. Galerie des Beaux Arts

0.26 MILES

Temporary exhibitions of the nearby Musée des Beaux Arts will be hosted at this annexe once it reopens after extensive renovation work in early 2019. The…

6. Grosse Cloche


Guarded by a twinset of witch-hat capped towers, this Gothic belfry was built on the vestiges of 13th-century protective ramparts and later served as both…

7. Place Gambetta

0.31 MILES

The old street plaques – place Dauphiné and place Nationale – remain firmly on the wall of one building as a reminder of this tree-shaded square's…

8. Église Notre Dame du Chapelet

0.33 MILES

On 17 April 1828 the funeral of Romantic Spanish painter Francisco Goya (1746–1828) took place in this magnificent French Baroque church, a stone's throw…