Old Town Clocktower

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.

Find a holiday

Brittany Ferries holidays include return ferry travel with your car so you can explore at your own pace. What's more, you can pack everything you need to make the most of your time away - from bikes to surfboards and even the family pet.