Musee du Temps, Besancon

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  • The palais Granvelle, magnificent Renaissance building constructed in the 16th century at the request of Nicolas Perrenot de Granvelle, man of Charles Quint, is setting the Museum of time since 2002. It traces, among other things, the great moments of bisontine watchmaking, its collections with among the most beautiful in Europe. Notably, we can admire the "Leroy 01," masterpiece technology that was long considered the most complicated in the world watch. On the 1st floor, seven huge tapestries are simply wonderful! They tell the story of Emperor Charles Quint, who surrounded himself with many Comtois: Nicolas Perrenot Granvelle and his son cardinal Antoine Perrenot Granvelle, Simon Fox of Bermont... which we can see a beautiful portraits. At the top do not miss up in the tower which we can contemplate the Foucault pendulum and admire the panorama of the city and the Citadel. In addition, the Museum often offers very interesting exhibitions as is currently the case with one dedicated to "Antoine de Granvelle, the purple Eminence".
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  • A nice tour in a superb building, the pendulum of Foucault is the highlight of the show, but the whole of the Museum is very interesting. Count 1 h 30 minimum.
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  • Another treasure Besançon particularly well situated in the historic courtyard of the Palace Grandvelle. Foucault's pendulum appeals to me and always enjoy as much. Original presentation of the other floors. Worth the visit
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  • Nice place to see veteran clocks but go with a guide may need it if u don't know french!
  • It's almost a time travel walking around the museum. Really good collection. For international travelers there should be English captions. Don't miss the souvenir store in the ground floor.
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  • They close for lunch

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