Guided tour of the historic organ of Orgelet

Robert Descombes, the titular organist, offers a guided and musical tour of the historic organ of Orgelet


The historic organ of Orgelet built in 1627, offers today a precious testimony of the ancient workmanship, with one of the rare full-games of the early seventeenth century. These poetic and refined sonorities, combined with the ancient temperament, in the exceptional acoustics of the Notre Dame church, are particularly suitable for the interpretation of the vast European pre-baroque and baroque repertoire, as well as for improvisation.
It is the oldest instrument of Franche Comté, and one of the few instruments of the seventeenth century in France. As such, it is one of the jewels of the city of Orgelet and its reputation transcends borders as it receives regular visits from organists and letter carriers from all over the world.

About the venue

Place de l'église, 39270 Orgelet
  • Édifice religieux
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  • Monument historique
Église Notre-Dame de l'Assomption François Bonneville