Concert and tour of the Gaulène manual carillon

Le 06 Nov 2022

The bell tower of the church of Gaulène houses a manual carillon of 20 bells. Together with the carillons of Castres and La Drèche, it is one of the jewels of the Tarn's campanile heritage.
Come and discover them on the first Sunday of the month all year round.

Every first Sunday of the month from 2 to 3 p.m. throughout the year and from 17 to 23 December at 6 p.m., a concert-visit is organised. On this occasion, it is possible to discover the functioning of the keyboard "coups de poings" and to be closer to the bells.

From Sunday 5 July, the association will set up a screen system to broadcast the carillon concert simultaneously from the bell tower, which is inaccessible to people with reduced mobility. This allows the concert to be enjoyed despite the current sanitary conditions.

The carillon is composed of 20 bells:
- 1829: 1 bell
- 1866: 10 bells
- 2001: installation of a gift of 2 bells from 1847
- 2016-2017: 7 new bells

The 1866 bells are called "demoiselles de Louison": demoiselle because of their shape and Louison being the name of the founder. These bells are designed to be operated in a rotating flight (a complete turn on itself). This set of "demoiselles de Louison" is the largest known today in France.

A screen has been installed at the bottom of the bell tower to allow people who have difficulty climbing into the carillon to see the carillonneuse playing.

Classement & labels

  • Tarn, heart of Occitania

Informations supplémentaires

Animaux acceptés : Non

Langues parlées

  • French


Le 06 November 2022
Dimanche 14h00 à 15h00

Le 04 December 2022
Dimanche 14h00 à 15h00

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