Tour de l’horloge (Clock Tower)

Tour de l’horloge (Clock Tower)

Classified Town of Art & History Renaissance

Opening

From 25/06 to 01/07/2022
Opening hours on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday between 10 am and 12 pm and between 2 pm and 5 pm. On Sunday between 10 am and 6 pm.
Closed on Monday.

From 02/07 to 31/08/2022
Opening hours on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 10 am and 12 pm and between 2 pm and 6 pm.
Closed on Monday.
Closed exceptionally on July 14th and August 15th.

From 01/09 to 31/12/2022
Opening hours on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 10 am and 12 pm and between 2 pm and 5 pm.
Closed on Monday.
Closed exceptionally on November 1st, November 11th and December 25th.

Prices

Full price: 2 €.

Free entry for children < 18 years.

Description

The Tour de l'Horloge, home to the head office of the Pays d'Art et d'Histoire de Riom, was awarded Historic Monument status in 1862. Formerly a belfry, it was rebuilt in the Renaissance era on its mediaeval foundations. An octagonal tower with a clock face, ornamental escutcheon, chain of the Order of Saint Michael and salamander of Francis I of France. The dome was fitted in 1785. An exhibition centre showing items pertaining to Riom's heritage, tactile models and a scale model of the old town centre. Enjoy the amazing view with viewpoint indicator at the top of the tower!

Visit conditions

  • Group visits Unguided group tours available permanently
  • Individual visits unguided individual tours available permanently

Comfort & services

  • Pets welcome
  • Educational visits
  • Tourist brochures
  • Tourist information

Labels

  • Historic patrimony
  • Tower

Adapted tourism

not accessible in a wheelchair

Categories

  • Classified
  • Town of Art & History
  • Renaissance

Other references

  • Michelin guide
  • Le Routard guide

Spoken languages

Activities on site

  • History
  • Architecture

Situation

  • Environment: in centre of town, town location
  • Altitude : 330 metre

Tour de l’horloge (Clock Tower)