Tour de l’horloge (Clock Tower)

Tour de l’horloge (Clock Tower)

Town of Art & History Renaissance Classified (CMN)


From 01/01 to 31/12/2021
Opening hours on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday between 10 am and 12 pm and between 2 pm and 5 pm.
Closed Saturday and Sunday.
Closed exceptionally on January 1st, Easter Monday, Feast of the Ascension, Whit Monday, May 1st, May 8th, July 14th, August 15th, November 1st, November 11th and December 25th.


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

Adapted tourism

not accessible in a wheelchair


  • Town of Art & History
  • Renaissance
  • Classified (CMN)

Other references

  • Michelin guide
  • Le Routard guide

Spoken languages

Activities on site

  • Architecture
  • History


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