Watchmaking museums

L’Artisan du Temps - Watch Museum and Workshop

France | Fougères

Quarter-chiming skeleton watch with niello spiral gong, circa 1820.

Alain Le Floch and his wife invite you to share their passion for watchmaking on a visit to the heart of time.

L'Artisan du Temps stands inside a magnificent sixteenth-century building. First stop is the workshop, where the watchmaker busies himself to a chorus of tick-tocks. Mechanical movements from the simplest to the most complicated are brought back to life by his expert hand. The visit continues in the museum with a collection of watches and clocks, including numerous masterpieces, driven by ancient and sophisticated movements.

Visitors can also discover the tools watchmakers use. A film rounds off this journey into the heart of time.


Musée de l’Horlogerie "L’Artisan du Temps "
37, rue Nationale
35300 Fougères
Phone 0033 2 99 99 40 98


September 15th – June 15th : Tuesday to Saturday: 9am/noon – 2pm/7pm
June 15th – August 31st : Tuesday to Saturday: 9am/noon – 2pm/7pm
Monday and Sunday: 2pm/6.30pm
Guided Tours on Request