Rue Saint-Jean at Rue François Verdier
   Lezat-sur-Leze, 09 Ariège, France
   LL: N 43.27547, E 1.34564
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*Past chimer:
   Mme. Tanieres






   Primitive clavier with a single row of
   heavy levers; added semitones are
   sharp 4th, flat 7th, sharp octave.
   10 bells by Granier, Hérépian; one is
   anonymous, 1531; one by Viguier, 1818;
   one by Levêque-Amans (successor to
   Louison), Toulouse, 1880; one by Amedee
   Vinel, Toulouse, 1894; 2 also swing.

*Technical data:

   Traditional chime (chimestand) of 14 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is F# in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  6 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C F   /    NONE  
   There are three added semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1956
     by the maker cited in Remarks above  (except for 4)
   Year of latest technical information source is 2010


A page about this chime includes large photos of the tower and the chimestand (before and after restoration) and one counterbalanced swinging bell.

Additional information (in French), with clickable photos, a list of the bells, and a link to a slideshow with a photo of each bell.

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.

Index to all tower bell instruments in France/Ariège.


   This page was built from the database on 31-May-10
   based on textual data last updated on 2010/05/28
   and on technical data last updated on 2010/05/28

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