NARBONNE : FRANCE - 11

*Location:

   Cathédrale St-Just-et-St-Pasteur
   rue Armand Gauthier & rue Gustave Fabre
   Narbonne, 11 Aude, France
   LL: N 43.1847, E 3.0036
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*Player:

   (unknown)

*Contact:

   Chanoine Alcouffe, curé de St-Just
   7 rue Armand Gauthier
   11100 Narbonne
   T: 04 68 32 09 82

*Schedule:

   (Unused; needs restoration)

*Remarks:

   Bourdon cast 16th c. plus 3 bells by
   Louison, 1817/1886, plus 25 bells made
   by Paccard in 1932 for Ste-Marcienne,
   Algiers.  (Or: 24 from Algiers + 2 new
   and omitting old bourdon.)  Uncertain
   which tower contains these bells; 
   hour bell in iron cage on roof of
   south tower.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 36 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is unknown
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The instrument was enlarged in 1983
     with  7 bells made by Paccard     
   Prior history:
     In 1982, the instrument was begun with 29 bells
       by Paccard, cast in 1932      (except for 4)
   Year of latest technical information source is 1992
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.

*Links:

Fine photo of the unfinished catheral, with its double flying buttresses.
The short English-language article using that photo does not mention why the cathedral is unfinished, but the longer French-language article, which uses that photo and others, does explain, and includes a brief section on the bells.

Photo of the south tower of the Cathedral (part of a set of additional photos of the building).

14 stock photos of the building

Photo of the unfinished front

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 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.

Index to all traditional carillons in France.

Index to all tower bell instruments in France/Aude.

*Status:

   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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