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23, rue des Bernardins, 75005 Paris
Orgue de tribune
1725 - François Thierry
1766/1790 - F. H. Clicquot
1820 - Dallery
1897 - Merklin
1927 - Koenig
1936 - Gonzalez
1961 - Roethinger
1987 - Barbéris
2009 - Gaillard
Photo: Pierre Martau
This church was built between 1656 and 1763. Its clocktower
is a remainder of an older building (1625).
Due to the construction of the Boulevard Saint-Germain, the
main entrance was moved and the absis was remodelled.
The principal (neo-classical) facade was finished in 1937, the
facade Rue des Bernardins with a beautiful wooden door,
dates to 1669.
Since 1977, the church houses the members of the Society of
St. Pius X.
The organ of Saint Nicolas du Chardonnet came from the old
parochial church of Saints-Innocents.It is built by François
Thierry between 1723 and 1725 and was inaugurated by
François Couperin. The transportation to Saint Nicolas du
Chardonnet and subsequent restauration and extension was
carried out by François-Henri Clicquot from 1787 to 1790. In
1897, Merklin rebuilt the instrument and the old wooden
tribune was replaced by a tribune of stone. The positif was
repositioned above the GO as a récit.
In 1927, restauration, extension and et ré-harmonisation was
done by P-M. Koenig. In 1935, a new tribune was installed,
the positif was moved to its former position and additional
stops were added by Victor Gonzalez. A renovation was done
in 1961 by Roethinger and Boisseau, including the
electrification of the instrument. Jacques Barbéris performed
maintenance-works in 1987, including the addition of a
During 2007-2009 the organ was rebuilt by Michel Gaillard
(from the firm Aubertin), adding a fourth manual,
repositioning the organ-case (elevation of the GO) and
console and redistributing stops over the manuals.
The windchests of the pedal are still from Clicquot, as are
some (reed) stops.
Marie-Agnès Grall-Menet (grand-orgue)
Vincent Rigot (orgue de choeur)
Famous organists in the past: Jean-Nicolas Geoffroy
(1633–1694), Charles Tournemire.
Masses with organ
Saturday 6.30 PM, Sunday 10.30, 12.15 AM, 6.30 PM
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