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    Pey-Berland Tower

    A Medieval tower in the middle of the city

    Erected between 1440 and 1446 by the Archbishop of Bordeaux, and whose name it bears, the Pey-Berland Tower is distinguished by the fact that it is disassociated from the Cathédrale Saint-André.
    In the flamboyant Gothic style, the tower was crowned up until 1667 by a 12.5 metre spire.

    Destroyed by a storm, the latter was completely razed to the ground in 1793 and rebuilt starting in 1851. In 1863, a statue of Notre-Dame d'Aquitaine in copper was placed at the crown.

    Thus over the centuries the tower's background was rather turbulent. During the Revolution, it was transformed, as were many Medieval monuments, into a lead factory.
    The tower structure was good for housing bells, including the colossal Ferdinand-André bell that continues to echo throughout the city.

    Schedules and prices

    From Wednesday 1 October to Saturday 31 May 2014 :
        From Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 12:30
        From Tuesday to Sunday from 14:00 to 17:30
    From Sunday 1 June to Tuesday 30 September 2014 :
        Every day, from 10:00 to 13:15
        Every day, from 14:00 to 18:00
    From Wednesday 1 October to Wednesday 31 December 2014 :
        From Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 12:30
        From Tuesday to Sunday from 14:00 to 17:30

    Admission prices :
        Reduced price : 4 €
        Up to 25 years : Free
        Full price : 5.5 €
        Group rates (adults) : 4.5 €

    Closed on 1 January, 1 May and 25 December

 
 
    tagged as : French Cities, Pilgrimages & Spiritual Tours, Culture & Heritage, 33-Gironde, Aquitaine, Outstanding Civil Archictecture