PONTMAIN : FRANCE - 53

*Location:

   Basilique Nôtre-Dame
   Rue Nôtre-Dame
   Pontmain, 53 Mayenne, France
   LL: N 48.43950, W 1.05832
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*Carillonist:

   Abbé Ecole

*Contact:

   Centre Pastorale du Sanctuaire
   3 rue Notre Dame
   53220 Pontmain
   T: 02 43 05 07 26   F: 02 43 05 08 25

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Also five swinging basses; uncertain
   which tower holds which bells.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 39 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D  in the middle octave
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   There is one missing bass semitone
   The instrument was enlarged in unknown year
     with bells made by an unknown maker
   Prior history:
     Previously, the instrument was enlarged to 37 bells
       by an unknown maker
     Previously, the instrument was enlarged to 32 bells
       by an unknown maker
     In 1896, the instrument was begun with 25 bells
       with bells made by Paccard     
   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 building has a photo of the twin-towered front and a section about the carillon.

The church Website is in French (or partially in English).

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 second phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of unknown bellfoundries, in this region and in the world.
Where the third phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of unknown bellfoundries, 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/Aveyron.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 29-Sep-18
   based on textual data last updated on 2018/09/10
   and on technical data last updated on 2018/09/19
*Photos:

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