Cathédrale Nôtre-Dame de Paris
   Ile de la Cité
   Paris, [Seine,] France
   LL: N 48.85316, E 2.34900
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   Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
   6 Parvis Notre-Dame
   Place Jean-Paul II
   75004 Paris
   T: (01)42 34 56 10
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   Eight new bells in south tower, cast by
   Cornille-Havard in 2012, replace
   four swinging bells from 1856 there;
   new light bourdon "Marie" (6 tons)
   in north tower (by Eijsbouts, 2012)
   joins 1685 heavy bourdon "Emmanuel"
   which remains; pre-Revolutionary
   configuration is thus restored.  Also 3
   clock bells in central spire and 3 more
   (disused) within the church, all
   from 1867.
   Notes: G#,A#,B,C#,D#,F,F#,G#,A#

*Technical data:

   Motor-swung peal of 10 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell (excluding sub-bourdon) is G# in the bass octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range: (  )G#A#  /    NONE  
   The arrangement of tones and/or semitones
     is non-standard; see Remarks above.
   The whole instrument was installed in 2013
     by the maker cited in Remarks above (except for 2)
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2013
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.

The Cathedral Website has both French and English versions.
English page about the bells and clock, with photo of "Emmanuel".
Schedule of public access to the towers, with photo.
Long news and history article on the bells, past-present-future, including photos of molding the largest bell at Cornille-Havard.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of miscellaneous bellfoundries, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all French chimes by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all French chimes by pitch of largest bell.
Ranking among all French chimes by year of completion.

Where the bass bell of this peal ranks among all great bells in Europe.

Index to all tower bell instruments in France/Paris.

   This page was built from the database on 21-Sep-18
   based on textual data last updated on 2018/09/20
   and on technical data last updated on 2013/06/11

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