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Fascinating clock.

We were visiting family in the area and went to see this amazing clock. It is well sign posted and... read more

Reviewed 4 May 2018
Gill B
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Oldham Lancashire
Much better than a crummy quartz watch for telling time

Constructed around 1855 by Brother Bernadin,of the Order of Brothers of Ploermel, this astronomical... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2018
michael_smith56
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Puyallup, Washington
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Reviewed 4 May 2018

We were visiting family in the area and went to see this amazing clock. It is well sign posted and free to view. Ploermel is a lovely town with some great buildings in the 'old town' and definitely worth a visit if you are in...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Gill B
Arsène P, Responsable réception at Horloge Astronomique du Frere Bernardin, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2018

Thanks ! So long !

Reviewed 12 March 2018

Constructed around 1855 by Brother Bernadin,of the Order of Brothers of Ploermel, this astronomical clock was originally displayed inside the monastery, but is now in a building outside in the courtyard. Quite amazing, the ten dials show everything form the time, date, moon phase, months...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Arsène P, Responsable relations clients at Horloge Astronomique du Frere Bernardin, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2018

Thank you for your pleasant advice. So long!

Reviewed 5 January 2018

Happened upon this as it was the town local to where we were staying Andy if you are at all curious about such a clock, please go and visit!

Date of experience: December 2017
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Arsène P, Responsable relations publiques at Horloge Astronomique du Frere Bernardin, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Thank you ! Marvelous, indeed!

Reviewed 22 November 2017

Astronomical clock in a glass building in the courtyard of the Museum of Natural Sciences. When we got there is was quite late and everything was shut but this is accessible and has a spoken description available by pressing a button. Beware it is quite...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Arsène P, Responsable relations publiques at Horloge Astronomique du Frere Bernardin, responded to this reviewResponded 24 November 2017

Thank you for your answer.

Reviewed 12 July 2017

Great place to visit, tucked away in courtyard. Museum also very interesting.Excellent English commentary. Shame chapel was closed as would have liked to have seen inside.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank David J
Management response:Responded 23 July 2017
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Dommage pour la chapelle, à cause de travaux importants. Merci de votre avis

Reviewed 15 March 2017

you can get a detailed explanation in french or english by a resident "frere" there is also a museum of items from the brother's missions

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank ClareB1730
Management response:Responded 23 July 2017

thanks! So long!

Reviewed 23 November 2016

Had an interesting visit here on a rainy day. Lots to see and very informative. Give it a go you won't be disappointed.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Lynda F
Management response:Responded 23 July 2017
Google Translation

aucune hésitation : les visiteurs sont tous les bienvenus chaque jour et pas seulement les jours de pluie!

Reviewed 18 September 2016

This special astronomical clock is really a fantastic piece of art and technology. It shows quite a few kinds of time, buit from 300 gears and many more elements - a real gem.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank meirgeva1
Management response:Responded 23 July 2017
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genial et fantastic indeed! Thanks!

Reviewed 5 March 2016

This clock is a masterpiece of engineering, and too often overlooked, being tucked away in the quadrangle of the university. I cannot tell you enough how impressive was the task of designing and building this clock for Father Bernardin, and I have never seen an...More

Date of experience: February 2016
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Arsène P, Responsable relations clients at Horloge Astronomique du Frere Bernardin, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2016
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je réponds en français à votre avis vraiment documenté et enthousiaste. Vous avez bien compris l'intérêt de cette création scientifique....More

Reviewed 22 December 2015

This clock is amazing and hidden away form the crowds but well worth searching out and spending half an hour looking at all of the faces.More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Paul M
Arsène P, Responsable relations clients at Horloge Astronomique du Frere Bernardin, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2016
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vous avez raison, parfois on découvre l'horloge au moment où l'on ne s'y attend pas, et là, découverte et émerveillement....More

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annaclee
23 July 2016|
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Sunday is open all day long for the clock. But Museums are open only the afternoon, after 14.30.
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annaclee
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Il est possible de regarder l'horloge en autonomie le dimanche de 9 h à 19 h. Les musées sont ouverts le dimanche après-midi. de 14.30 à 17.30
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