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*Location:

   Sanctuaire Nôtre-Dame-de-la-Trinité
   (Basilique des Trois Ave Maria)
   Rue Monin at Rampe de la Maladrerie
   Blois, Loir-et-Cher, France
   LL: N 47.59391, E 1.34386
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City locator maps and gazetteer page

*Carillonist:

   Mathilde Bargibant
*Past carillonists:
   Bernard Mechin
   Louis Delapierre

*Contact:

   Basilique Notre-Dame de la Trinité
   10 Boulevard Carnot
   41000 Blois
   T: 02 54 78 18 23
   E: ndt.blois@gmail.com
      direction.ndt@gmail.com
      Webform @ www.sanctuaire-trinite.com

*Schedule:

   First & 3rd Saturdays at 4pm; also
   major festivals and Heritage Days.
   Quarter-hours, plus auto-play before
   the hour (hour strike on bourdon).

*Remarks:

   Bourdon 5 tons.
   Visits possible from
   Easter to All Saints Day.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 48 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell (excluding sub-bourdon) is C  in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range: (G) C C   /    ----  
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1938
     with bells made by Paccard     
   Auxiliary mechanisms: QH    
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1973
*Links:

On the church Website, the Histoire page has photos and architectural drawings, and mentions the carillon, the great bourdon and its three smaller companions.  There are more photos of the tower on the Galerie page.  A page about the Basilica includes photos of the building and a section about the carillon, with several photos of the building and several audio clips.

The French Wikipedia article about the building has photos of the bell tower but does not mention the carillon.

A page about some French carillons has a tower photo and a video.

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

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

Where the sub-bourdon of this carillon ranks among all great bells in Europe.

Index to all traditional carillons in France.

Index to all tower bell instruments in France/Loir-et-Cher.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 22-Jun-20
   based on textual data last updated on 2020/06/04
   and on technical data last updated on 1993/07/25
*Photos:

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