New Bells for Notre-Dame

February 23rd, 2013

For Notre-Dame’s 850th anniversary  9 new bells will be installed. Last chance to see them on display  today til 11:30 pm.  So if you’re in Paris and don’t mind crowds see them for yourself.  If not, content yourself with a few photos and a bit of info.

Each bell is named after a saint (Jean-Marie, Maurice, Benoit-Joseph, Steven, Marcel, Dennis, Anne-Genevieve, Gabriel, and Mary) and eight of them weigh in at 23 tons.  The largest, named the Great Bell, weighs just under 7 tons!  Impressive! They will be rung for the first time the week before Easter.

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