Old Town Clocktower

Auxerre
Burgundy
Attractions and places of interest

The highlight of the heart of Auxerre Old Town is a 15th century clocktower where the ochre and gold coloured sundial and moondial can be seen. It was built in 1483 as one of the main towers that made up the fortifications of the medieval city. The clock itself was added in the 17th century and is one of the more interesting examples of its type. One hand indicates the time and the other hand indicates which day of the lunar month it is, taking over twenty nine days to circulate every month.

Nearby attractions

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Places to visit nearby

Auxerre in Burgundy is a beautiful town of art and history that is famous for the production of Chablis wines.

Bourges in the Loire Valley is an enchanting city full of history and beautiful architecture, especially the gothic masterpiece of the Cathedrale St Étienne.

Dijon in Burgundy is the historic seat of the Dukes of Burgundy and has a rich medieval heritage.