MONTPELLIER : FRANCE - 34

*Location:

   Chapelle de l'Enclos St.François
   (was École St.François,
   St.Francis School)
   Av. de Castelnau
   Montpellier, Hérault, France
   LL: N 43.62026, E 3.88225 z21
Site locator map
City locator maps and gazetteer page

*Player:

   (unknown)

*Contact:

   Enclos St.François
   14 Avenue de Castelnau
   Montpellier 34090

*Schedule:

   Hour strike with autoplay of tune
   from drum by Eijsbouts

*Remarks:

   Removed WW II, later restored.
   Swinging bourdon not connected to keybd.
   Oversize piano-style mechanical keybd,
   in room with weight-driven drum of
   50+ tracks; broek-system transmissions.

*Technical data:

   Carillon-sized instrument with action described in Remarks above of 26 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell (excluding sub-bourdon) is D  in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  7 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     G G 25/    G __ 4
   There are no missing bass semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1924
     with bells made by Paccard     
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1973
*Links:

YouTube video (7:24) of the bells

YouTube video (1:31) with description of the tower and bells (in French)

YouTube video (0:54) of the bells

Photo of the belfry and spire

Photo of bells with clock jacks

An architecture page has a photo of the tower.

The French Wikipedia article about this city does not mention this school.

The French Wikipedia article about the building is only a stub, but it does have one photo.

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

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

Index to all tower bell instruments in France/Nord.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 26-May-22
   based on textual data last updated on 2022/05/23
   and on technical data last updated on 2022/05/23
*Photos:

(none available)

Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

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