de Paris 1 - 2
6 Parvis Notre-Dame , 75004 Paris
Orgue de choeur
1869 - Merklin (buffet)
1968 - Boisseau
1970/1978/1989 - Jean-Loup Boisseau
2005 - Philippe Guyonnet & Bertrand
April, 15, 2019
A very, very black day in the history of
Paris, France and the world: Notre-Dame-
de-Paris is severly damaged by a great
fire. The choir organ has been flooded
severely and is profoundly damaged.
The current choir organ is an instrument of Robert
Boisseau in the old buffet constructed in 1863 and
designed by Viollet-le-Duc, who was responsible for the
comprehensive restoration of the cathedral at that time.
Due to poor maintenance and unsuccesful restorations,
the original instrument of Merklin was considered to be in
such a poor condition that it could not be saved. Robert
Boisseau built a new instrument of 28 stops (later 2
additional stops were added). In 1989, the Chalumeau of
the pedal was replace by a Clairon. In 2005, the organ was
cleaned by Philippe Guyonnet and tuned by Bertrand
Cattiaux. In 2010, further works were carried out by
Bertrand Cattiaux and a new console was installed.
This organ is built in a French-classical style.
ORGANS OF PARIS © 2021 Vincent Hildebrandt ALL ORGANS
Yves Castagnet & Johann Vexo
Famous organists in the past: Michel Chapuis,
Jacques Marichal, Mgr Jehan Revert
Johan Vexo (Bach)
Johann Vexo (Couperin)
There is third organ, a portable instrument for
continuo to accompany the Notre-Dame de Paris
choir school’s ensembles and soloists (I/5).