La tour de l’Horloge de la conciergerie was built between 1350 and 1353. It is a massive, square and 47-meter high building. In 1370, King Charles V ordered a German artist named Henri de Vic to set up Paris’ first public clock. The clock symbolizes Royalty. There are two coat of arms on it : on the left, the blue of French kings with lily flowers, and the red of Poland’s kings.
Two latins inscriptions can be found under the clock, which mean in english : ”
” This mechanism which divides time into perfectly equal twelve hours helps you to protect justice and defend the law ”
“He who has already given two crowns will be given a third”.