1, place Saint-Germain-des-Prés, 75006 Paris
1679 - Thierry
1759 - LA Clicquot
1772/79 - FH Clicquot
1810 - Somer (buffet)
1829 - Callinet
1864 - Stolz
1927 - Gutenschenritter
1973 - Haerpfer-Ermann
1991/2005 - Fossaert
ORGANS OF PARIS 2.0 © Vincent Hildebrandt HOME S-Z
Photo: Francesco Guglielmo Macor
This organ was built orginally for Saint-Victor by Thierry
in 1679. It was renovated by the Clicquots in the second
part of the 18th century. It was installed at Saint-
Germain-des-Prés in 1805-10 by Somer. A complete
reconstruction was done by Stoltz, turning the
instrument into a romantic instrument. In 1922-27 the
organ was again completely reconstructed by
In 1970-1973 Haerpfer-Erman built a new instrument in
a French neo-classical style, incorporating 10 old stops.
The case of the GO dates to 1810, the positif to 1973. On
its towers resides Saint-Victor and some angles. 10 stops
date back to the 17th and 18th century (4 completely), 17
stops to Somer, 19 stops are new.
This organ is unique in Paris in the sense that it is built in a
neo-classical style favouring not German, but French
baroque music and also allows for a more symphonic
approach by the large Récit expressif that is included. It
sounds very well, also due to the beautiful acoustiscs of the
Jean-Paul Serra, Anne-Marie Blondel
Famous organists in the past:
Antoine Calvière, J.M. Beauvarlet-Charpentier,
Augustin Barié, André Marchal, André Isoir.
Each 4th Sunday of the month, 3.30 p.m.
Masses with organ
Saturday 7.00 p.m. Sunday 11.00 a.m.