Sunday, July 27, 2014

Église Saint-Laurent - l'orgue

Église Saint-Laurent

Saint-Laurent was founded in the 6th century as the chapel of an abbey.  
The present church dates to 1429 and finally completed in the 19th century.  

The organ was built by François and Hippolyte Du Castel 
between 1682 and 1685.  Over the centuries it has been 
rebuilt and restored in four different centuries 
but 20 original stops date from before the revolution.  

You can hear this magnificent organ 
on Saturday and Sunday masses and for occasional concerts.

bon dimanche

Église Saint-Laurent
68, boulevard de Magenta
75010, Paris
Métro Gare de l'Est


M said...

Love the golden hues of the wood. I can just imagine it's glorious sound!

RedPat said...

I love the carvings on it, Genie!

Alexa said...

I can just imagine what a beautiful sound it makes!

William Kendall said...

That organ is spectacular!

Rob-bear said...

Truly awesome! Merci!

Blessings and Bear hugs!

Randy said...

Nice shot. Bet this sounds wonderful.

Jack said...

Quite an organ, Genie!