Le Beffroi ou Tour de l'Horloge - Riom, France
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N 45° 53.645 E 003° 06.816
31T E 508813 N 5082285
Quick Description: [EN] The Clock Tower, the seat of the Riom Country of Art and History, has been listed as a Historic Monument since 1862. [FR] La tour de l'Horloge, siège du Pays d'art et d'histoire de Riom, est classé Monument Historique depuis 1862.
Location: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
Date Posted: 5/17/2018 10:24:47 AM
Waymark Code: WMY9Z4
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team
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Long Description:

The City of Riom offers tourists a very good observation point, located almost in its center: the Tower of the Clock.

It is an old belfry that overlooks the city and surrounding countryside on 360 degrees. It was rebuilt in the Renaissance, in lava stone, on a medieval base.

Octagonal tower with clock dial, shield badge, necklace of the order of St. Michael and salamander of Francis I. The Dome was set up in 1785.

The upper part carries a sundial and sculptured ornaments, like the salamander of Francis I. On the ground floor there is a permanent exhibition on the Riomois heritage, panels on the history of the city, a tactile model and an interesting relief.

Sources : La Tour

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La Ville de Riom offre aux touristes un très bon point d'observation, situé presque en son centre : la Tour de l'Horloge.

C'est un ancien beffroi qui domine la ville et la campagne environnante sur 360 degrés. Il a été reconstruit à la Renaissance, en pierre de lave, sur une base médiévale.

Tour octogonale avec cadran d'horloge, écusson bûché, collier de l'ordre de Saint-Michel et salamandre de François 1er. Le Dôme fut mis en place en 1785.

La partie supérieure porte un cadran solaire et des ornementations sculptées, comme la salamandre de François Ier. Le rez-de-chaussée abrite une exposition permanente sur le patrimoine riomois, des panneaux sur l'histoire de la cité, une maquette tactile et un intéressant plan-relief.

Sources : La Tour

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