Intriggered by the Cathedral carillon?
Tours in small groups are organized to observe closely the prodigious mechanics of the instrument. We discover the keyboard composed of keys that the carillonneur presses with his fists to operate the bells. The latter are of four generations (1914, 1954, 1959, 2016) and weigh between 58kg and 9 tons, which makes a total of 40 tons!
Each bell has a baptismal name as the Christian tradition in the West. The lowest bell is called Jeanne d’Arc, another Germaine, named after the wife of President Coty, its godfather. If you want to experience a unique moment that combines heritage discovery and musical discovery, do not hesitate to book your visit!
Note that the instrument that has a study keyboard is a training place for future instrumentalists. The carillon thus ensures beautiful musical decades to the city and its surroundings since it can be heard ringing 5 km around!”