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Christmas bells at Perpignan Cathedral

17th December 2017 - 25th December 2017

 17th to  25th December 2017

Perpignan Cathedral

From  17th to  25th December, the 46 bells of the cathedral of Perpignan will ring out Christmas advent music every day between 17h30 and 18h00, as ‘carillonneurs’ (bell ringers) Laurent Pie and Elizabeth Vitu work their magic at Perpignan Cathedral,  situated in between the église Saint-Jean-le-Vieux and the cathedral, in Perpignan.

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Laurent Pie and Elizabeth Vitu work their magic

On  24th, the bells will bong out  from 23h30 to midnight and again on  25th from 10h30 to 11h00.

The bells, commissioned in 1872 Jean-Francois Metge and exhibited at the 1878 World’s Fair in Paris, were installed in the cathedral in 1880. They are France’s only fully intact carillon, an instrument of bells played with a wooden keyboard. The 46  bronze bells toll  from the Cathedral St. Jean-Baptiste and have endured two world wars and more than 100 years of disuse to become one of France’s unique treasures: a fully intact carillon

Recommended listening place: the front of the cathedral


17th December 2017
25th December 2017
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Cathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Perpignan