Le clocher de Notre Dame de la Mer - Les Saintes Maries de la Mer - France
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
N 43° 27.104 E 004° 25.693
31T E 615556 N 4811971
Quick Description: Un clocher à peigne agrandit pour accueillir une cinquième cloche. A bell tower extends to accommodate a fifth bell.
Location: Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
Date Posted: 7/4/2017 10:49:35 AM
Waymark Code: WMW37Q
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member rjmcdonough1
Views: 14

Long Description:
Credit : Wikipedia

"Surplombant le chœur, sur toute la largeur de l'église, le mur du clocher est surmontée de mâchicoulis et d'échancrures, de style roman : quatre sur une même ligne, comportant chacune une cloche, une cinquième en dessus, totalement vide. Ce mur est adossé au corps de garde, qui rehausse l'abside. L'exhaussement de la nef, aux xive et xve siècles a apporté de profondes modifications"
"Le clocher-mur est doté de 5 cloches de volée :
"Marie Jacobé-Marie Salomé" fondue en 1993 par Paccard (à Annecy), note : Sol3
"Claire", fondue en 1837 par Eugène Baudouin (à Marseille), note : La#3
"Rosa", fondue en 1839 par Eugène Baudouin (à Marseille), note : Do4
"Réconciliation", fondue en 1984 par Paccard (à Annecy), note : Ré4
"Fulcranne", fondue en par Pierre Pierron (à Avignon), note : Ré#4"

"Overlooking the choir, over the entire width of the church, the wall of the bell tower is surmounted by machicolations and notches, of Romanesque style: four on the same line, each with a bell, a fifth above, totally empty. This wall is leaned against the guard-house, which raises the apse. The elevation of the nave in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries brought about profound modifications "
"The bell-tower is equipped with 5 bells of volleys:
"Marie Jacobé-Marie Salomé" melted in 1993 by Paccard (in Annecy), note: Sol3
"Claire", melted in 1837 by Eugène Baudouin (in Marseille), notes: La # 3
"Rosa", fondue in 1839 by Eugène Baudouin (in Marseille), note: Do4
"Reconciliation", melted in 1984 by Paccard (in Annecy), notes: Ré4
"Fulcranne", fondue by Pierre Pierron (in Avignon), note: Re # 4 "
Address of Tower:
19 Rue Jean Aicard
Saintes Maries de la Mer, France
13460


Still Operational: yes

Number of bells in tower?: 5

Relevant website?: [Web Link]

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Tours or visits allowed in tower?: Yes

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