She Winds Clocks at Paris’s Landmarks

Yohanna Arvaud and her team maintain hundreds of timepieces in locations like the Élysée Palace and the Louvre.

Horlogerie Arvaud has been a fixture along the Rue du Cherche-Midi, in the Sixth Arrondissement of Paris, since Yohanna Arvaud’s grandfather opened the clock and watch repair shop in 1962. And Ms. Arvaud, 44, who now heads the company, can be found there most business days, except two mornings a week (usually Tuesdays and Wednesdays).

That’s when she, or one of the two watchmakers on her team, checks and winds the rare and antique clocks at locations like the Louvre and the Élysée Palace, the French president’s official residence.

“Every week we go to

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