Index to carillons and chimes by Bollée

The Bollée foundry has provided bells for various carillons and chimes throughout the world.  See the bottom of this page for contact information and additional notes.

For an explanation of what this index contains (and does NOT contain), and of the additional details on each entry, see the Bellfoundry Indexes Advice.


Bollée, Le Mans (Pays de la Loire) and Saint-Jean de Braye (Orléans, Centre), France

ARRAS                         : FRANCE - 62  1??? C  non-trad
   Beffroi
   Hôtel de Ville (Town Hall)

CHATENAY                      : FRANCE - 38  1850 F  chime
   Église
NOTRE DAME                    : USA - IN     1856 C  trad*
   Upper belfry
   Basilica of the Sacred Heart (RC)
   University of Notre Dame du Lac 
CHALONS-SUR-MARNE             : FRANCE - 51  1860 F  trad
   Église Notre-Dame-en-Vaux
CHATELLERAULT                 : FRANCE - 86  1867 F  trad
   Église Saint-Jacques
Notre Dame                    : USA - IN     1867 -  great
   Lower belfry
   Basilica of the Sacred Heart (RC)
   University of Notre Dame du Lac
BUFFALO - SJC                 : USA - NY     1870 C  [trad]
   St.Joseph's RC Cathedral
PERPIGNAN                     : FRANCE - 66  1878 C  trad
   City carillon
   Cathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste
   (was Église Saint-Jean)
PAMIERS - STA                 : FRANCE - 09  1899 E (chime)
   Cathédrale St-Antonin
LA FERTE MACE                 : FRANCE - 61  1901 C  chime
   Église Notre-Dame
ANNOEULLIN                    : FRANCE - 59  1903 - [trad]
   St.Martin's
BUGLOSE                       : FRANCE - 40  1915 I  non-trad
   Église (Basilique) Nôtre Dame
     de Buglose
BETHUNE - BC/2                : FRANCE - 62  1928 C  trad?
   Beffroi communal (fléche)
BOURBOURG                     : FRANCE - 59  1963 F  trad
   Town belfry
   Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste
     (St.John's Church)
CARCASSONNE - STV             : FRANCE - 11  1970 I  trad*
   Église Saint-Vincent

Contact:

   Fonderie de Cloches Bollée
      et Musée Campanaire
   156, Faubourg Bourgogne
   45800 Saint-Jean-de-Braye
      (près d'Orléans)
   Tél. 02 38 86 29 47
   Fax. 02 38 86 18 95 

Museum hours:

   Apr-Sep:  1000-1200 and 1400-1900 Mon,Wed,Thu,Fri
             1000-1200 and 1400-1730 Sat,Sun
   Oct-Mar:                1400-1730 Mon,Wed,Thu,Fri
             1000-1200 and 1400-1730 Sat,Sun

Links:

The foundry today

Family history

Summary of history:

This family-owned foundry traces its roots to 1715.  For more than a century, the foundrymen were itinerant; they have occupied the present premises since 1838.  For a time, there were two foundries, operted by brothers; only the Le Mans foundry produced bells for carillons and chimes.  Current owners represent the 8th and 9th generation in this work.


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This index page was built from the database on 26-Sep-01 and last revised on 23-Feb-12.

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