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Where to find the oldest clock in Paris?

Where to find the oldest clock of Paris? -Charlie Paris

But where can the oldest Parisian clock hide?

Erected by order of Charles V, the oldest (public) clock in Paris since 1371!Henri de Vic, a Lorain watchmaker, was in charge of making this clock.

At that time the first clocks they are beginning to emerge, but they were not democratized as they are today. They were found at the entrance of churches or inside, but this was reserved only for a very easy section of the population. This allowed the Church to organize the life of Christians.

This clock is therefore a strong symbolic imprint:: This is thehour given by the King and not the ecclesiastical hour. One can see in it the affirmation of the power of the monarchy in parallel with a distance from the religious power. This clock is then equipped with a bell to inform the people of key moments in the life of royalty such as births or deaths.

Want to learn more about the history of our clocks, from their creation to our day? Click here Team Charlie informs you!

Since 1371, the oldest Parisian clock has been constantly undergoing alterations and improvements, most recently in 2011-2012. The clock movement (dating from 1852) was renovated completely

And where do we find this famous Clock?

It is located on the island of the city, at the 1st quay of the Clock, at the intersection between the quay of the clock and the boulevard of the Palace, hung on the tower of the Palace of the city! A clock full of history, not to be missed!

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