Le Carillon du Mont des Arts


   Mont des Arts / Kunstberg
   Bruxelles / Brussel, Brabant, Belgium
   LL: N 50.84461, E 4.35695
*Former location (19??-64):
*Original location (1958-??):
   Brussels World's Fair
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   Palais de la Dynastie
   pl. des Palais 7 B
   1000 Bruxelles
   T: 02 511 55 78




   Hour bell with jacquemart on roof edge,
   above a large clock face and 12
   figurines of historic or folkloric
   significance to Brussels; 11 bells
   visible below.  Missing A#,D#,G#.
   Also reported as 25 bells.

*Technical data:

   Electric-automatic carillon of 24 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell (excluding sub-bourdon) is G  in the middle octave
   Transposition is up 10 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range: (G )A A   /    NONE  
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1964
     with bells made by Paccard     
   Year of latest technical information source is 1966


Illustrated article

Night photo, with clock and clock-jack illuminated, and mention of the origin of the clock

Photos: #1 and #2

Stock photo

Another view, showing clearly the hour bell on the roof

The monarchy Website

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Paccard bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all Belgian non-traditional carillons by pitch (weight).
Ranking among all Belgian non-traditional carillons by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all Belgian non-traditional carillons by year of completion.

Index to all tower bell instruments in BE/Brussels.


   This page was built from the database on 11-Apr-10
   based on textual data last updated on 2010/02/20
   and on technical data last updated on 2010/01/26

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