History of the monument
Explore the history of the cathédrale de Besançon and the horloge astronomique...
Inside the cathedral, discover an exceptional astronomical clock built in the 19th century.
The culmination of a long tradition. Besançon’s astronomical clock was made after the one in Strasbourg (1842) and before the one in Beauvais (1868), which was also designed by Auguste-Lucien Vérité. The oldest astronomical clock in France can be found in Bourges Cathedral.
To ensure the safety of our visitors, the monument is strictly applying the security measures decided by the french authorities.
The monument is fully opened.