Built between 1858 and 1860 by Auguste Lucien Vérité, the astronomical clock of the Besançon Cathedrale (Franche-Comté) 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.
Cathédrale de Besançon
Rue du Chapitre