French Public Clocks Photos

Fancy clocks grace clocktowers, churches & other public structures around France.

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Highly ornate clock, first public clock in Paris, on lower level of Clock Tower & below a Latin plaque roughly stating this machine makes 12 hrs teaches to protect justice & defend the laws at Conciergerie. Paris, France.First public clock in Paris with allegorical figures representing Law & Justice at Conciergerie. Paris, France.First public clock in Paris with Latin plaque above alluding to the crowns of Poland & France worn by the contemporary King Henri III at Conciergerie. Paris, France.Detail of face of first public clock in Paris carved by Germain Pilon at Conciergerie. Paris, France.
Highly ornate clock, first public clock in Paris, on lower level of Clock Tower (1370) & below a Latin plaque roughly stating this machine makes 12 hrs teaches to protect justice & defend the laws at Conciergerie. Paris, France.First public clock in Paris with allegorical figures representing Law & Justice at Conciergerie. Paris, France.First public clock in Paris with Latin plaque above alluding to the crowns of Poland & France worn by the contemporary King Henri III at Conciergerie. Paris, France.Detail of face of first public clock in Paris carved by Germain Pilon (16thC) at Conciergerie. Paris, France.
Astronomical Clock made by Louis-Auguste Vérité at Cathédrale St-Pierre. Beauvais, France.Astronomical Clock with many dials displaying information such as seasons, tides & eclipses at Cathédrale St-Pierre. Beauvais, France.Central dial on Astronomical Clock with image of Jesus Christ at Cathédrale St-Pierre. Beauvais, France.Clock face with image of Jesus Christ & ornate clock hands on Astronomical Clock at Cathédrale St-Pierre. Beauvais, France.
Astronomical Clock (1868) made by Louis-Auguste Vérité at Cathédrale St-Pierre. Beauvais, France.Astronomical Clock with many dials displaying information such as seasons, tides & eclipses at Cathédrale St-Pierre. Beauvais, France.Central dial on Astronomical Clock with image of Jesus Christ at Cathédrale St-Pierre. Beauvais, France.Clock face with image of Jesus Christ & ornate clock hands on Astronomical Clock at Cathédrale St-Pierre. Beauvais, France.
Some of many measurement dials on Astronomical Clock at Cathédrale St-Pierre. Beauvais, France.Array of measurement dials on Astronomical Clock at Cathédrale St-Pierre. Beauvais, France.Tower of Astronomical Clock at Cathédrale St-Pierre. Beauvais, France.Zodiac clock framed by carvings at Chartres Cathedral. Chartres, France.
Some of many measurement dials on Astronomical Clock at Cathédrale St-Pierre. Beauvais, France.Array of measurement dials on Astronomical Clock at Cathédrale St-Pierre. Beauvais, France.Tower of Astronomical Clock at Cathédrale St-Pierre. Beauvais, France.Zodiac clock framed by carvings at Chartres Cathedral. Chartres, France.
Astronomical clock in St. John's Cathedral. Lyon, France.Astronomical clock face giving time, date, position of sun, moon & stars in St. John's Cathedral. Lyon, France.Astronomical clock face giving feastdays of saints in St. John's Cathedral. Lyon, France.Astronomical clock face in St. John's Cathedral. Lyon, France.
Astronomical clock (with sections 1598, 1660 & 1894) in St. John's Cathedral. Lyon, France.Astronomical clock face giving time, date, position of sun, moon & stars in St. John's Cathedral. Lyon, France.Astronomical clock face giving feastdays of saints in St. John's Cathedral. Lyon, France.Astronomical clock face in St. John's Cathedral. Lyon, France.
Clock with holy figures on pedestal in Reims Cathedral. Reims, France.Clock under facade peak of Cathedral of St. Etienne. Metz, France.Clock & rose windows of south side of Cathedral. Strasbourg, France.Cow, lion, monkey gargoyles below clock tower on Notre Dame church. Dijon, France.
Clock with holy figures on pedestal in Reims Cathedral. Reims, France.Clock under facade peak of Cathedral of St. Etienne. Metz, France.Clock & rose windows of south side of Cathedral. Strasbourg, France.Cow, lion, monkey gargoyles below clock tower on Notre Dame church. Dijon, France.
Great Clock Renaissance archway & clock face. Rouen, France.Great Clock archway & clock face beside belfry tower. Rouen, France.Great Clock face & archway. Rouen, France.Renaissance details of Great Clock. Rouen, France.
Great Clock (Gros Horloge) Renaissance archway & clock face. Rouen, France.Great Clock archway & clock face beside belfry tower. Rouen, France.Great Clock face & archway. Rouen, France.Renaissance details of Great Clock. Rouen, France.
Great Clock face. Rouen, France.Great Clock face. Rouen, France.Great Clock face. Rouen, France.Streetscape with Great Clock & belfry. Rouen, France.
Great Clock face. Rouen, France.Great Clock face. Rouen, France.Great Clock face. Rouen, France.Streetscape with Great Clock & belfry. Rouen, France.
Half-timbered buildings & clock tower on Place de l'Hotel de Ville. Auxerre, France.Clock tower. Auxerre, France.Gothic clock face on Tour Gaillarde. Auxerre, France.Clock / bell spire of Hotel Dieu. Beaune, France.
Half-timbered buildings & clock tower on Place de l'Hotel de Ville. Auxerre, France.Clock tower (Tour Gaillarde) (15th c). Auxerre, France.Gothic clock face on Tour Gaillarde. Auxerre, France.Clock / bell spire (50m) of Hotel Dieu. Beaune, France.
Details of roof & clock of City Hall. Chambéry, France.Clock tower with bell-shaped spire at Château de Chantilly. Chantilly, France.Details of clock, Athena & Baroque decoration of court of Honor of Palace of Dukes of Burgundy. Dijon, France.Kapellturm clock tower beside city hall. Obernai, France.
Details of roof & clock of City Hall. Chambéry, France.Clock tower with bell-shaped spire at Château de Chantilly. Chantilly, France.Details of clock, Athena & Baroque decoration of court of Honor (17th c) of Palace of Dukes of Burgundy. Dijon, France.Kapellturm clock tower beside city hall. Obernai, France. Style: Gothic.
Clock & facade of Marble Court of first Versailles Palace. Versailles, France.Half-timbered building & shop sign for clocks. Vannes, France.Clock tower of Rennes City Hall. Rennes, France.Clock tower on stone walls of old town. Concarneau, France.
Clock & facade of Marble Court of first Versailles Palace. Versailles, France.Half-timbered building & shop sign for clocks. Vannes, France.Clock tower of Rennes City Hall. Rennes, France. Architect: Jacques Gabriel.Clock tower on stone walls of old town. Concarneau, France.
Clock tower & St. Denis church among roofs of old town. Amboise, France.Clock tower spanning what was once main street. Amboise, France.Lion of Arras emblematic animal atop flamboyant Gothic Town Hall belfry clock tower. Arras, France.Tower & clock over entrance of Caen City Hall. Caen, France.
Clock tower (14C) & St. Denis church (12C) among roofs of old town. Amboise, France.Clock tower (14C) spanning what was once main street. Amboise, France.Lion of Arras emblematic animal atop flamboyant Gothic Town Hall belfry clock tower. Arras, France.Tower & clock over entrance of Caen City Hall. Caen, France.
Surviving clock tower of hôpital de la Charité at Place Bellecoeur. Lyon, France.Clock tower atop Lyon City Hall at Place des Terreaux. Lyon, France.Clock Tower on Place de l'Horloge. Nimes, France.Place de la République with Arles city hall, clock tower & Obelisk. Arles, France.
Surviving clock tower of hôpital de la Charité (demolished charity hospital) (17thC) at Place Bellecoeur. Lyon, France.Clock tower atop Lyon City Hall (Hôtel de Ville) at Place des Terreaux. Lyon, France.Clock Tower (15th-16th C) on Place de l'Horloge. Nimes, France.Place de la République with Arles city hall, clock tower & Obelisk. Arles, France.
Clock tower of Aix-en-Provence city hall. Aix-en-Provence, France.Upper details of clock tower of Aix-en-Provence city hall. Aix-en-Provence, France.Clock & bell tower atop Orange city hall. Orange, France.Tour de l'Horloge at Conciergerie. Paris, France.
Clock tower of Aix-en-Provence city hall. Aix-en-Provence, France.Upper details of clock tower of Aix-en-Provence city hall. Aix-en-Provence, France.Clock & bell tower atop Orange city hall. Orange, France.Tour de l'Horloge (clock tower) (1350-53) at Conciergerie. Paris, France.
Clock tower in line with other towers at Conciergerie. Paris, France.Octagonal clock tower spire with zig-zag design atop Conciergerie. Paris, France.Clock which once timed stock trading at Palais de la Bourse. Marseille, France.Detail of clock tower & ornate building seen from Promenade du Paillon. Nice, France.
Clock tower in line with other towers at Conciergerie. Paris, France.Octagonal clock tower spire with zig-zag design atop Conciergerie. Paris, France.Clock which once timed stock trading at Palais de la Bourse. Marseille, France.Detail of clock tower & ornate building seen from Promenade du Paillon. Nice, France.
Art nouveau clock tower of Rouen rail station. Rouen, France.Beaux-Arts exterior clock facade of Musée d'Orsay, former Gare d'Orsay railway station. Paris, France.Paris-Orlean railway symbols on clock tower of former Gare d'Orsay, now Musée d'Orsay. Paris, France.Silhouette of visitors against former station clock face at Musée d'Orsay. Paris, France.
Art nouveau clock tower of Rouen rail station (1924). Rouen, France.Beaux-Arts exterior clock facade of Musée d'Orsay, former Gare d'Orsay railway station. Paris, France.Paris-Orlean railway symbols on clock tower of former Gare d'Orsay, now Musée d'Orsay. Paris, France.Silhouette of visitors against former station clock face at Musée d'Orsay. Paris, France.
Rail station clock by Victor Laloux at Musée d'Orsay. Paris, France.


Rail station clock (1900) by Victor Laloux at Musée d'Orsay. Paris, France.



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