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UNESCO doubly grateful

Bordeaux, port of the moon, on the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela.

Twice listed as a World Heritage Site

At the junction of two tram lines in the heart of the city, Pey-Berland Tower is an iconic monument in Bordeaux, a must-see for tourists and students alike. It has twice been inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage List .

In 1998, the tower, the bell tower of St André's cathedral, was recognised by UNESCO as part of the Pilgrim's Way to Santiago de Compostela in France. Since the Middle Ages, it has welcomed pilgrims from all over Europe on their way to Spain to visit the tomb of Santiago de Compostela.

Then, in 2007, UNESCO recognised the entire historic centre of Bordeaux as an exceptional urban and architectural ensemble, under the title of Bordeaux, Port of the Moon. The tower is not only part of this ensemble, it overlooks it from a central square!

Photographie de la tour vue du ciel

Centre des monuments nationaux

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