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Mon 25 Feb 2013

Paris' Notre Dame Cathedral gets new bells for modern sound

  • By Maja Micudova and 1 other
  • Last Update: 3 years ago
  • Paris, Île-de-France, France

Notre Dame de Paris

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Paris' Notre Dame expects nine new bronze bells to give the medieval cathedral a more modern sound.

The bells, weighing 23 tons altogether, have been named after saints. Most of them were cast in a foundry in the Normandy town of Villedieu.  

The new bells are part of celebrations marking 850 years since the beginning of Notre Dame's construction in 1163.

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