The Big Clock of Rouen
The big clock is one of the most emblematic monuments, if not the most emblematic of the city of Rouen. Built in the course of the fourteenth century, the mechanism and the clock are among the oldest in France.
- Discovering the Great Clock of Rouen
- Getting to Gros Horloge
- Locate the big clock in Rouen from the Coeur de City Rouen Cathedral
Discovering the Big Clock of Rouen
Several legends exist concerning his name, including the masculine. The most likely is that the Belfry Gros Horloge, the belfry gave his name directly to Gros Horloge.
The clock mechanism, with his bells, was operating the fourteenth century to 1928. Today, you can find behind the scenes in this magnificent monument.
His name, Gros Horloge was added to the list of historic monuments in 1862. The belfry is not the only historical monument of the place at the foot of Gros Horloge, you will find a fountain depicting a mythological scene of love of the River Seine and a nymph. King Louis XV left his dedication as a plate, representing the royal love brought to the city of Rouen and Gros Horloge.
Getting to Big Clock
The Gros Horloge is located in one of the main pedestrian streets of Rouen, leading to the Cathedral, a few meters from the Heart of City Hotel Rouen Cathedral.
Visit the Gros Horloge is possible every day of the week except Monday. In high season you will enjoy the experience in the afternoon and in the morning, something that is not possible in low season. Be careful entering the Gros Horloge must be at least one hour before closing.
Thanks to the Freedom Pass, which you can buy directly from the hotel reception, visit the Gros Horloge, and will deepen the subject of watchmaking Clock Museum of St. Nicolas of Aliermont.