The European Museum of Campanile Art, unique en Europe

The European Museum of Campanile Art of L'Isle Jourdain was inaugurated on December 16, 1994, under the high patronage of François Mitterrand, President of the Republic, with the pontifical blessing of Pope John Paul II and in the presence of the Protestant authorities of the Midi-Pyrénées region.
 It is located in the former 19th century grain market, listed as a Historical Monument,

Around the museum's flagship object, the Bastille carillon, a historical monument, a thousand objects from 5 continents and 4 millennia are presented: large bells from the West and the East, bells, bells, bells, bronze and wooden drums, rattles and simandres, keyboards and chimes, jewelry and sound toys.




Carillon of the Bastille


The monumental clock of the Bastille was miraculously saved after July 14, 1789.
The State bought it in 1989 at auction in Drouot from a restorer of the Place de la Bastille.

Next to this historical clock are various types of coins as well as cannons made of bell metal.
Copies of the law texts of the First French Republic ordering the melting of bells to make coins and then cannons.
In drawers one can also consult postcards from the First World War showing destroyed bell towers.
The expression of time discussed is the collective expression.
It is monumental watchmaking that is dealt with here, because its history modifies, from century to century, the daily soundscape thanks to bells.

All the clocks presented are in working order and gin (or could gin for the oldest 15th and 15th centuries) their bells and melodies, including a very large clock in Jacquemart.

 

The campanarian approach developed at the European Museum of L'Isle-Jourdain is very broad, with an auditorium where bell ringings from different European countries, carillon concerts, thematic temporary exhibitions, and international exchanges are presented.

  

Museum of Campanile Art

Place de L'Hôtel de ville,

32600 L'Isle-Jourdain

Phone : 05 62 07 30 01

 

https://www.mairie-islejourdain.fr/musee-europeen-art-campanaire

 

musee.campanaire@mairie-islejourdain.fr

 

 

Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator

(free version)

 


To go further....

L'art campanaire en Occident

Click on the image

Lorsqu'on évoque l'art campanaire, on pense d'abord aux carillons à clavier de type flamand que l'on peut entendre dans de nombreuses villes de France et d'Europe, ou bien aux fonderies de cloches que tout un chacun peut avoir eu l'occasion de visiter un jour. Or le domaine de la campanologie est beaucoup plus vaste. L'étude des cloches, instruments de musique au statut bien particulier, croise quantités de domaines de connaissance, aussi divers et variés que l'histoire, la musicologie, l'héraldique, l'acoustique, l'ingénierie des bâtiments, l'anthropologie. En France, plus de 95 % des effectifs campanaires sont constitués par les cloches dites " de volée ", c'est-à-dire aptes à se balancer, qu'elles soient isolées ou regroupées en ensembles plus ou moins importants appelés " sonneries ". C'est avant tout à ce très vaste domaine qu'est consacré le présent ouvrage. Articulé autour de plusieurs grands axes, tant techniques et historiques que sociologiques ou musicaux, l'ouvrage présente des facettes parfois totalement méconnues de l'art campanaire.

Also to be seen in the department

Maurice Mességué

La nature de Maurice Mességué

placeFleurance - Gers 
label People from here  
Les Goguettes

Vesoul: the confinement of the "Goguettes" in Gascony

placeMonclar – Gers 
label People from here Amazing... isn't it?  

Tous pour un ..., Lupiac le pays de d'Artagnan

placeLupiac - Gers 
label People from here Legends, stories & Treasures Castles & Monuments cities and villages  
Les chats d’Angeline

When Angeline's cats were rescuing La Romieu

placeLa Romieu – Gers 
label People from here Legends, stories & Treasures Amazing... isn't it? cities and villages  

Discover the regions of the Great South