Tour de l'Horloge, Paris

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  • The old clock tower was built, changed, and redone numerous times over the several hundred years that it has been standing. It’s pretty nice to see even if it isn’t all original.  more »
  • Discovered by chance by going to visit the Conciergerie on the island of the City in Paris, Information taken this clock is the oldest public clock in Paris that gives the time since 1371. Under the small roof that houses the dial are inscribed intertwined initials: H and C, H and M Henry II and Catherine de Medici, Henry IV and Queen Margot These are interpretations ....... The dial is surrounded by 2 allegorical figurines: The Law (left) and Justice (right) Jolie discovery.
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  • One of the standing towers of the Palais de la Cité (First Royal Palace in Paris) that you can see along the Seine River. Do make sure to see the interesting clock face
  • Built by Capetian King Robert V ("Le Pieux") as the first of the 4 towers meant to enlarge his Medieval Palace. It has on its wall the first French public clock, given as a gift by the King to the Parisians in 1371. The birth and death of all French Kings has been traditionally celebrated with it's bells ringing for 3 days and 3 nights.
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