Before the revolution
This section presents a review of all organs in Paris that have survived the revolution.
In 1789, there were approximately 150 churches and 50 convents. Approximately 130 of them vanished in the periode 1789-1860. In 1789, there were approximately 100 large organs and 30-40 smaller organs. In 1795, only 36 organs were left. Nowadays, there are 24 organcases left dating (at least partly) from before the revolution and 19 organs with some or much stops dating from before the revolution (mostly 18th century).
Only four instruments have a French classical character:
Chapelle de l'hôpital de la Salpêtrière
Royal Chapel of the Versailles Castle.
Five organs are rebuilt in a neo-classical style:
Six organs are rebuilt in the 19th century:
Saint Louis de Versailles
Ten organs are rebuilt in the 20th century: