CARCASSONNE - STN : FRANCE - 11

   City carillon

*Location:

   Basilique St-Nazaire
   Place August Pierre Pont
   Carcassonne, 11 Aude, France
   LL: N 43.2053, E 2.3630
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*Carillonist:

   Pierre Seyte, carillonneur
   Préfecture de l'Aude
   11000 Carcassonne
   T: 68 77 45 26
   - and -
   Claude Seyte, carillonneur
   7 rue Gabriel Pelouse
   11000 Carcassonne
   T: 68 47 21 40

*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   Sundays and occasional holidays; also
   July & August for Festival and
   annual organ concerts.

*Remarks:

   Includes 2 great bells from 1530 and
   1570 and one bell from 1884.
   1992: Planned to add 5 bells;
   2010: one or two may be in place now.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 37 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is unknown
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The instrument was enlarged in unknown year
     with  1 bells made by an unknown maker
   Prior history:
     In 1983, the instrument was begun with 36 bells
       with bells made by Paccard      (except for 3)
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2018
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

The French Wikipedia article about the city has a section about the basilica, and one clickable photo of it, but there is no mention of bells or a bell tower.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Paccard bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of unknown bellfoundries, 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.

Index to all traditional carillons in France.

Index to all tower bell instruments in France/Aude.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 20-Sep-18
   based on textual data last updated on 2010/05/28
   and on technical data last updated on 2018/09/10
*Photos:

(none available)

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