For 700 years this medieval clock has been keeping time in the Cathédrale Saint Pierre in Beauvais. It's thought by Beauvaisiens to be the oldest functioning carillon chime clock in existence. It's dwarfed by the cathedral's 19th century elaborate and imposing astronomical clock a few meters away (not pictured), but no matter. Less than two hours from Paris.
carilloner: to ring, chime, peal
sonner: to ring; to strike (as a clock)
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