Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Paris in Paris, Île-de-France, France
 

The Bells of Notre Dame

Les Cloches de Notre-Dame de Paris

 
 
Les Cloches de Notre-Dame de Paris Marqueur image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., June 28, 2015
1. Les Cloches de Notre-Dame de Paris Marqueur
Inscription. D'avant le période révolutionnaire, il ne subsiste qu'une seule cloche, le bourdon Emmanuel fondu en 1686 par Florentin Le Gay, toujours en dans la tour sud et que le public peut encore admirer.

Lors de la grande restauration de la cathédrale au milieu du XIXe siècle, quatre cloches nouvelles furent bénites en 1856: Angélique-Françoise, Antoinette-Charlotte, Hyacinthe-Jeanne et Denise-David. Elles furent réalisées par la fonderie Guillaume et Besson à Angers. Mais elles ne s'accordaient ne avec le bourdon Emmanuel, ni entre elles.

Il fut donc décidé pour marquer le 850e anniversaire de la cathédrale en 2013 l'élaboration d'une nouvelle sonnerie composée de neuf nouvelles cloches maintenant en place dans les tours nord et sud, en complément du bourdon Emmanuel. Elles portent les noms de Marie, deuxième bourdon dans la tour nord, et de Gabriel, Anne-Geneviève, Denis, Marcel, Étienne, Benoît-Joseph, Maurice et Jean-Marie dans la tour sud. Les quatre cloches de 1856, qui ont sonné toutes les grandes heures de la cathédrale et de l'histoire de France aux XIXe et XXe siècles, don't la libération de Paris en 1944, ont donc été déposées et sont présentées ici.

English translation:
The Bells of Paris' Notre Dame
At Notre-Dame de Paris, there remains only one bell dating from before the revolutionary period. That bell was cast in 1686 by Emmanuel Florentin Le Gay, and is still mounted in the south tower on public display.

In 1856, during the great restoration of the cathedral, four new bells were blessed: Angélique-Françoise, Antoinette-Charlotte, Hyacinthe-Jeanne
Les Cloches de Notre-Dame de Paris et Marqueur Historique image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., June 28, 2015
2. Les Cloches de Notre-Dame de Paris et Marqueur Historique
and Denise-David. They were designed by Guillaume Besson and cast in Angers foundry. But their ringing contrasted against the Emmanuel bourdon.

It was decided to commemorate the 850th anniversary of the cathedral in 2013 with the introduction of nine new bells in the north and south towers, in addition to the Emmanuel bell. They bear the names of Mary, the second bourdon in the north tower, and Gabriel, Anne-Genevieve, Denis, Marcel, Etienne, Benedict Joseph, Maurice and Jean-Marie in the south tower. The four bells of 1856, whose sound was heard during the finest hours of the cathedral and the history of France in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, including the liberation of Paris in 1944, have been preserved and displayed here.
 
Location. 48° 51.182′ N, 2° 21.06′ E. Marker is in Paris, Île-de-France, in Paris. Marker is on Rue du Cloître Notre just west of Rue Chanoinesse, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Paris, Île-de-France 75004, France.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Square Jean XXIII (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Marcel Rey (about 150 meters away); André Perrin (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); A Tous Les Français (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Dante rédige la Divine Comédie (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Libération de Paris (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Saint-Benoît le Bétourné (approx. half a kilometer away); Tribunal de Commerce (approx. half a kilometer away). Click for a list of all markers in Paris.
 
Also see . . .  Chimes Of Our Times – Past and Present
Angélique-Françoise image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., June 28, 2015
3. Angélique-Françoise
Poids 2490 kg - Diamétre : 1548 cm
. Well, what do they sound like? Soundlandscapes answers that question by presenting a history of the bells, along with recordings. (Submitted on July 13, 2015.) 
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicChurches, Etc.Entertainment
 
Antoinette-Charlotte image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., June 28, 2015
4. Antoinette-Charlotte
Poids 1761 kg - Diamétre : 1379 cm
Hyacinthe-Jean image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., June 28, 2015
5. Hyacinthe-Jean
Poids 1245 kg - Diamétre : 1245 cm
Denise-David image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., June 28, 2015
6. Denise-David
Poids 1047 kg - Diamétre : 1160 cm
<i>Paris - Cathédrale de Notre-Dame - Le Bourdon</i> image. Click for full size.
circa 1920
7. Paris - Cathédrale de Notre-Dame - Le Bourdon
The largest bell of Notre Dame, it weighs 13 tons, and the clapper itself is 500 kilos. (Click on the picture to enlarge and read a history of the bell in French.)
<i>Salon de 1909 - Esmeralda dan les Tours de Notre-Dame de Paris par Jehanne Peiris.</i> image. Click for full size.
By Jehanne Peiris, circa 1909
8. Salon de 1909 - Esmeralda dan les Tours de Notre-Dame de Paris par Jehanne Peiris.
The Bell and La Belle await the Cathedral's most famous bell-ringer - Quasimodo.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 213 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.   7, 8. submitted on . • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
Paid Advertisement