Tour de l’horloge (Clock Tower)

Tour de l’horloge (Clock Tower)

Town of Art & History Renaissance Classified


From 01/01 to 31/12/2024
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 January 1st, November 1st, November 11th and December 25th.



Full price: 2 €.

Free entry for children < 18 years.

Means of payment

  • Check
  • Cash
  • Online payment


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


  • Historic patrimony
  • Tower
  • Belfry/Clock tower


  • Town of Art & History
  • Renaissance
  • Classified

Other references

  • Michelin guide
  • Le Routard guide
  • Petit Fûté

Spoken languages

Activities on site

  • History
  • Architecture


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

Tour de l’horloge (Clock Tower)