Cathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste (was Église Saint-Jean) Place Léon Gambetta (Rue Saint-Jean at Rue Edmond Bartisol) Perpignan, 66 Pyrénées Orientales, France LL: N 42.70081, E 2.89697*Former location (1878-80?):
Bollée foundry, Orleans*Original location (1878, 40 bells):
Exposition Universelle, Paris
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Saturday at 1100 except in Holy Week; at 1000 (before Mass) on 6 high holy days; daily 17-24 Dec at 1730; Thursdays 1800-1900 in Jul & Aug for International Carillon Festival.
Older bells dispersed or traded in to the founder of the 1873 chime, Eugène Baudouin of Marseilles; this chime was unsatisfactory, and its bells were dispersed or traded in to Bollée. Unclear when the 6 bells added after the Exposition were cast. Missing not only the usual bass C#,D# but also bass G#. Electrified 1956; restored in 1996 by France Carillon (Hérépian), after 1990 designation as a historic monument; restored again by them in 2010 with near-exact copy of original keyboard (but with pedalboard extended to 1.5 octaves and centered according to European Standard).
Traditional carillon of 46 bells Pitch of heaviest bell is D in the middle octave Transposition is up 2 semitone(s) Keyboard range: C C / C G The arrangement of tones and/or semitones is non-standard; see Remarks above. The present keyboard was installed in 2010 by the maker cited in Remarks above Prior history: In 1885, the complete instrument of 46 bells was installed with bells made by Bollée in 1878 In 1874, a complete instrument of 15 bells was installed with bells made by the maker cited in Remarks above (0 bells remain from that work.) No auxiliary mechanisms known Tower details not available Year of latest technical information source is 2010
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