Cultural visit to Strasbourg Notre-Dame Cathedral and the astronomical clock.
25 April 2024

Yesterday, our students visited the famous Notre-Dame Cathedral in Strasbourg which was founded in 1015 on the remains of a previous cathedral.
Notre-Dame de Strasbourg is a Catholic cathedral which was built from 1220 by the free city of Strasbourg, a rich merchant and financial republic, in the Gothic style.
Since 1988 it has been the seat of its own archdiocese. Today it is the second most visited cathedral in France, after Notre-Dame de Paris, with eight and a half million tourists per year.
At 142.11 meters high, it was for a long time the tallest building in the world. Practically completed in 1365, it has the particularity of having seen the space between its two towers filled in 1388 and can be recognized by its unique bell tower, topped with a spire which was added in 1439.

The astronomical clock (whose current mechanism dates from 1842) is a masterpiece of the Renaissance which was the result of a collaboration between watchmakers, artists, sculptors, painters, mathematicians and technicians and creators of automatons who worked together .
Thank you to all participants.