ROUEN - C : FRANCE - 76

*Location:

   Tour de Beurre
   Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
   Rue Grand Pont - Rue des Carmes
     at Rue de Changé
   Rouen, 76 Seine-Maritime, France
   LL: N 49.44025, E 1.09419
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*Carillonist:

   Patrice Latour, carillonneur
   9, rue de Neuvillette
   F 76240 Le Mesnil Esnard
   E: pmlatour@hotmail.com

*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

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

*Remarks:

   Tour Saint-Romain holds "Jeanne d'Arc"
   bourdon, recast in 1959 from remains
   of the 1920 bourdon destroyed by war
   (along with other old bells) in 1944.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 56 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is unknown
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The instrument was enlarged in 1959
     with bells made by Paccard     
   Prior history:
     In 1954, the instrument was begun with 50 bells
       by Paccard     
     In 1920, a complete instrument of 29 bells was installed
       by Paccard     
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
   Auxiliary mechanisms: S6    
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1978
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

The English-language 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 French-language version has a photo of the building from the front; the Butter Tower is on the right (south) end of the facade.
Tower photo
Another photo of the facade

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 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/Seine-Maritime.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on  5-Jun-13
   based on textual data last updated on 2013/06/05
   and on technical data last updated on 2013/01/31
*Photos:

(none available)


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