Friday, 25 November 2011

Just another church clock....

When we went on our travels last Sunday the last place we visited was Ceaux-en-Loudun. It turned out to be a normal village with the usual church and mairie. It was disappointing that the church was locked and we could not have a look around.


Whilst we where in the square the clock in the church struck four o'clock, quite loud it was too.

The clock is manufactured by Lussault à Tiffauges (Vendée) one of France's old clock makers that are still working today. Their one page web site can be viewed here.  The cathedral clock in Le Mans is a later model made by Gourdin and Pellerin a company which Lussault took over in 1929 and is thought to date from the late 1930's. Pictures of the mechanics can be seen here

A video about the company is below. (In French)


Lussault de Tiffauges par Montaigu-Vendee

When you read various internet articles this make of clock is common throughout France.. We will now be looking to spot others.... Perhaps!!

2 comments:

Jim and Pauline said...

How do you find the time!

Colin and Elizabeth said...

Well we are retired!!! but sometimes it doesn't feel like it!!