La Grosse Cloche
La Grosse Cloche, called “Armande Louise”, represents a monument in and of itself and it is particularly dear to the people of Bordeaux. As a symbol, the big bell appeared on the coat of arms of the city at the end of the fourteenth century. The elements that constitute the entire gate, “Porte Saint Eloi”, are the belfry and its clock, the adjacent towers and the underground gaols. All were integrated into the ancient medieval walls and attached to the Church of Saint Eloi.