Britain’s Big Ben fell silent in August for extensive repairs and won’t regularly bong again until 2021. If that leaves you with some time on your hands, check out these landmark timepieces.
Musée d’Orsay, Paris
Before you do anything at Musée d’Orsay, go to the fifth floor for some of the best views of the city.
Peek from behind the back of the giant clock face in this rail station-turned-museum on the Left Bank, and you’ll see part of the Louvre, the Jardin des Tuileries and Sacré-Coeur in Montmartre in the distance.
It’s a super-popular selfie spot (be patient and take your turn) as visitors angle to capture the panoramas framed by the clock’s Roman numerals and hands.
After that, see the Renoirs and Van Goghs in this 1900-era building, a work of art unto itself — but not before you post on Instagram.