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Bell tower and Clock, Vincennes, France
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member 4spring
N 48° 50.555 E 002° 26.106
31U E 458551 N 5410110
Quick Description: Inside the castle of Vincennes (Château de Vincennes) you will find many historic landmarks. This one is about the first public clock in France, which was at the top of this bell-tower.
Location: Île-de-France, France
Date Posted: 6/10/2018 7:31:38 AM
Waymark Code: WMYFG6
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin
Views: 2

Long Description:
This clock was installed in the year 1369 - one year earlier than the clock at the Palais de la Cite in Paris.

Since the year 2000 you see at the bell-tower a copy of that old bell. The original is kept in the Sainte-Cappelle. (visit link)

At the terrace of this bell tower you will find an information board with details about the bell - in French, Englisch and Spanish.
Qui a placé ce repère historique ? / Who placed this historical marker ?:
The administration of the Château de Vincennes

Date de placement / Date of establishment: 1369

Site internet / Internet Website: [Web Link]

Conditions de visite alternatives / Alternative visit requirements:
Please take a picture

Eléments cryptés / Encrypted elements: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
[FR] Une preuve de votre visite est demandée. Joignez à votre log une photo du repère historique et culturel ou répondez à la question alternative proposée par l'owner quand elle existe (si vous ne pouvez joindre de photo).
[ENG] A proof of your visit is needed. Join a picture from the historical and cultural marker to your log or respond to the alternative question proposed by owner if available (if you can't provide a picture).
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