Chiming clock of Boisson

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Chiming clock of Boisson

  • Carrillon de Boisson
  • Carrillon de Boisson
  • Carrillon de Boisson
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10-bell carillon of the Church of Drink


The Carillon de Boisson is located in the town of Allègre-les-Fumades.

The first mention of this church dates from 1502. In 2012, during the overhaul of the church roof, the masons discovered a set of beams bearing the initials of the journeyman carpenter and the date of 1566.
The carillon was installed in 1892 by Ch. Aragon, founding engineer in Lyon, when the parish found an exceptional development thanks to the dynamism of the parish priest of the time, the canon Eugène-Louis Evesque who worked for it in 1873 to 1921. It is the only 10-bell carillon in the Gard.
These are also signed by Ch. Aragon. Some bells include the date of 1889, which suggests that the bell tower was built in two phases. An electric octave keyboard also signed Aragon and a set of very old external hammer electromagnets are still in place.
It is very likely that this system is contemporary with bells.It could thus be one of the most formerly electrified assemblies.
At the beginning of the 90s, a Hérault company worked on its restoration, also making it possible to install a more modern traditional chime there allowing the recording of 90 combinations of melodies, for lack of carillonneur, that while preserving the old electric keyboard.

You can hear the chime ringing at Angelus time, morning, noon and evening.

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