Organs of Paris - a review

Introduction

Paris is the organ paradise on earth! This beautiful city houses 249 organs. The oldest organs were built in the 16-17th century, a large quantity was built in the 19th century by the famous organ builder Aristide Cavaillé-Coll, and even now, regularly new organs add to the fascinating and diverse organ landscape of Paris.
126 organs (among which 42 choir organs) [153 KB] are property of the city of Paris, which has only a yearly budget of 250.000 euros for maintenance and restoration works.

This website has the ambition to present all organs of Paris. Since the revolution constitute a sharp distinction in the history of Parisian organ building, it is divided into two parts:
- the first section is devoted to the organs built before the revolution who survived this period until today
- the second section is devoted to the organs built after the revolution (by Cavaillé-Coll, Suret, Merklin, Stoltz and othe builders) and is still in progress.


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latest changes on 31-3-2018