The treasures of this cathedral – which dates in its earliest parts to the 11th century – include an early 15th-century wood carving of...
Erected in AD 175 in honour of Marcus Aurelius, this Roman triumphal arch stands very near where the columns of a Roman theatre and the...
Maison Natale de Victor Hugo
Victor Hugo, famous for masterpieces such as Les Misérables and Notre-Dame de Paris (The Hunchback of Notre Dame), was born here in...
With a terrace spilling out on to tree-shaded place Granvelle, this glass-fronted brasserie serves up French classics like Charolais rib...
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Horloge Astronomique information
The base of 18th-century Cathédrale St-Jean's bell tower houses an incredible astronomical clock, powered by 11 weights, that has run the church's bells since its installation in 1860. The ornate gadget has 30,000 moving parts and 57 clock faces and, among other things, tells the time in 16 places around the world and indicates the tides in eight different French ports.