MAGALAS : FRANCE - 34

   Carillon "Jan Donnes"

*Location:

   Musée des Cloches et des Campanes
   Avenue de la Gare (D18)
     (center of old town)
   LL: N 43.47091, E 3.22248
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   - or -
   Espace Vins et Campanes
   Z.A.E. l'Audacieuse
     (west of town)
   LL: N 43.46916, E 3.20656
   Magalas, 34 Herault, France
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*Former location:
    Abbey (place unknown)

*Carillonist:

   (unknown)

*Contact:

   Musée de la Cloche
   - or -
   Office de Tourisme Magalas
   34480 Magalas
   T: 04 67 36 67 13

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Bought by M. François Granier for this
   museum.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 40 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is unknown
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The whole instrument was installed in an unknown year
     with bells made by Michiels in an unknown year
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details: 
     Height of console:                  0 meters above ground
     Height of lowest level of bells:    2 meters above ground
     Height of highest level of bells:   4 meters above ground
     Belfry openness:  50%
   Year of latest technical information source is 2018
*Links:

The French Wikipedia article about the ancient village reports that the Office of Tourism invites visitors to discover the bell foundry, but it does not explicitly mention the museum.

A video of the carillon

A tourism page (in English) briefly describes the museum.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Michiels 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.

Index to all traditional carillons in France.

Index to all tower bell instruments in France/Herault.

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