Language variant : Church of Our Lady
Architect : n/a
Locality : Bourges
Country : France
Building style : Gothic
The tower of the church rises up to 37 meters and the five church bells are situated in the third floor. The bells are Eulalie Estelle en sol (650 kg), Marie-Rose en fa (950 kg), and Marie-Florence en ré (1 250 kg), which has the honour of calling the hours. These three bells date from 1843. Eugénie-Renée ancienne (850 kg) dates from 1863 and N°5 (1 661 kg)—the only one without a name—is the youngest and biggest of the bells and dating from 1958. Apart of these five bells the national alarm siren is also placed in the bell-tower and it’s tested on the first Wednesday of every month.
http://www.encyclopedie-bourges.com/eglise1.htm (April 21, 2011).
Ed. and transl. Katriina Puputti