ROUEN - C : FRANCE - 76

*Location:

   Tour Saint-Romain (north tower)
   Cathédrale Nôtre-Dame de Rouen
   Rue Grand Pont - Rue des Carmes
     at Rue de Changé
   Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France
   LL: N 49.44064, E 1.09454
*Former location (1920-2015):
   Tour de Beurre (south tower)
Site locator map
City locator maps and gazetteer page

*Carillonist:

   Patrice Latour, carillonneur
   9, rue de Neuvillette
   F 76240 Le Mesnil Esnard
   E: pmlatour@hotmail.com
      carillonneur/@/carillon-rouen DOTfr
*Past carillonneurs:
   Maurice Lenfant
   Jean-Francois Claire

*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   6 religious and 6 civil holidays,
   and occasional Wednesday afternoons.

*Remarks:

   North tower also holds "Jeanne d'Arc"
   bourdon, recast in 1959 from remains
   of the 1920 bourdon destroyed by war
   (along with other old bells) in 1944.
   Now F 9.5t, G 5.4t, A,Bb,C,D-C.
   South tower has 6 swinging bells.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 64 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is F  in the bass octave
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   There are four missing bass semitones
   There is an identical practice console
   The instrument was enlarged in 2016
     with 16 bells made by Paccard     
   Prior history:
     In 1959, the instrument was enlarged to 56 bells
       by Paccard     
     In 1954, the instrument was begun with 50 bells
       made by Paccard     
     In 1920, a complete instrument of 29 bells was installed
       by Paccard     
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
   Auxiliary mechanisms: S5    
   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 English Wikipedia article on the building appears to be a rough condensation of the French version; there is no mention of the present bells.  A night photo shows the northeast tower and the iron-spired central tower, which was the tallest building in Europe from 1876 to 1880.
The corresponding French Wikipedia article on the building has a short section about the bells; there is a photo of it from the front, showing the north tower at left and the south tower at right.
Tower photo
Another photo of the facade

A separate article about the music of the cathedral has detailed tables of the bells, though it seems confused and disorganized.

The Emporis page on the building has four exterior photos,

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

Where the independent great bell in the opposite tower ranks among all great bells in France.

Index to all traditional carillons in France.

Index to all tower bell instruments in France/Seine-Maritime.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 18-May-20
   based on textual data last updated on 2020/05/10
   and on technical data last updated on 2018/11/03
*Photos:

(none available)

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