Postcard La Rochelle – Big Clock
The Grosse Horloge of La Rochelle is one of the symbols of the city and a must-see when visiting this beautiful maritime city. This monumental clock, which has stood proudly on the rue du Palais for over 450 years, has a fascinating history.
Built in the 14th century, the Grosse Horloge tower was originally a fortified gateway to the city, designed to protect it from invaders. It was transformed into a clock in the 15th century, with the addition of a dial and a bell that rang the hours.
Over the centuries, the tower has undergone many transformations and restorations, but its clock has continued to beat the measure of time for the people of Rochelle and visitors. Today, the Grosse Horloge is a jewel of local architecture and a privileged witness of the city’s history.
The poster, by representing the port and the boats in the foreground, highlights the richness of the maritime heritage of La Rochelle, which has always been a city turned towards the sea. It will undoubtedly be a great invitation for history and landscape lovers to come and discover this city full of charm and history.
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The postcard is sent in a bubble envelope.