We were sleeping quite close to this tower, so I've seen it many times at many different hours. I liked it even better at night, when the giant bell - that I hadn't really noticed during the day - was nicely lit up in blue.
You don't have to take transportation, it is right here. You can see it in all richness, take pictures and continue enjoying the city walk. I am not sure if you can go in to visit.
We ha the tour around and in the building, with just four people it was a personal and intimate tour, we could ask any question, got a great story, saw a lot we would normally have missed if we would have visited the gate ourselves. Impressive prison, great clock, good stories, the surroundings of the gate are nice as well,... 更多
This is a must see and read up on the history or get commentary from one of the tours available. The bell is still rung on 11/11 every year shame it is not rung more.
The Port Cailhaou used to be the entrance between the city and the river Garone and it was built at the end of the 1400. By the 1800 it formed part of the city wall. This is a beautiful and elegant building that commemorates the triumph of Charles VIII in Italy.