The Astronomical Clock

" The Clock attracts visitors above all because of its automatons, which are set in motion every day at 12:30 pm. The different ages of life, the apostles... an exceptional moment to spend in front of the clock and the Pillar of the Angels. "

A Renaissance masterpiece, the Astronomical Clock is a result of the combined work of artists, mathematicians and technicians. Swiss clockmakers, sculptors, painters and automaton designers all worked together to produce this superb attraction. The current mechanism dates from 1842. The main attraction of the clock is its animated figures which come out to delight the public every day at half past noon. During this performance, visitors are treated to views of the different ages of life, personified by a child, a teenager, an adult and an old man, who all parade past Death. Higher up, the apostles have their own parade, before Christ. Their journey is accompanied by the beating of wings and the sound of a large cock crowing. In front of the Clock visitors can admire the huge Pillar of Angels which offers a highly original representation of the Last Judgment. Entrance for individuals and groups: between 11.35 and noon at the South portal (place du Château). No film projection on Sundays or holidays.

Additional information
  • Distance to the nearest station (km) : 1,5km
  • Prices :
    • Adult rate : 4€
    • Child rate : 2€
    • Group rate : 3€
  • Price advantages :
    • Free for children (age limit) : 6 years
    • Group (minimum number of people) : 12
    • Other special offers : €3 (students, groups > 12 people) - €2 (6-17 years)
  • Type of visits proposed : Free visit

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