Astronomical Clock of Besancon Cathedral

Astronomical Clock of Besancon Cathedral


Built between 1858 and 1860 by Auguste Lucien Verite, the astronomical clock has a precise and complex mechanism consisting of over 30,000 parts and 11 movements. Worked by weights, some operate chimes and automata. The 57 faces provide a lot of information: calendars, the tides in 8 ports, eclipses. Visitors can look all around the clock and see its interior mechanisms.

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Attraction Details

phone number: 03 81 81 12 76


address 1: Rue du Chapitre

address 2: Besancon

postcode: 25000