Tour Église Saint-Eloi Rue Clemenceau at Place du Beffroi Dunkerque (Dunkirk), 59 Nord, France LL: N 51.03559, E 2.37617
Adalbert Carriere, carillonneur 2 rue de Provence 59492 Hoymille T: 28 68 67 60
Mairie de Dunkerque (Service de Fêtes) - or - Office du Tourisme 4 place Charles Valentin 59140 Dunkerque T: 28 26 27 27 - or - Paroisse Saint-Eloi 2 Rue Clemenceau 59140 Dunkerque T: 03 28 66 56 59
Sundays and holidays at 1130 and 1600; occasionally Saturday afternoons. Visits possible in July and August. Auto-play at the quarters, 0800-2000 daily (except Thursday from 1000).
Detached tower. Carillon of 1852, chiefly by van Aerschodt, destroyed 1944. Bourdon "Jean Bart", 5 or 7 tonnes. 2009: totally restored, after years of silence.
Traditional carillon of 50 bells Pitch of heaviest bell (excluding sub-bourdon) is C in the middle octave Transposition is nil (concert pitch) Keyboard range: (G )C D / ---- There are two missing bass semitones The instrument was enlarged in 2009 with 2 bells made by an unknown maker Prior history: In 1962, the instrument was begun with 48 bells by Paccard In 1852, the complete instrument was installed with 36 bells made by vanAerschodt ( 0 bells remain from that work.) Year of latest technical information source is 2009
The ARPAC Website presents much more detail than we can here, though it is all in French.
Where the initial stage of this work lies in the sequence of output of the vanAerschodt 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 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.
Where the bass bell of this carillon ranks among all great bells in Europe.
Index to all traditional carillons in France.
Index to all tower bell instruments in France/Nord.
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