ORGANS OF PARIS © 2023 Vincent Hildebrandt ALL ORGANS
The organ was built in 1892 by E. and J. Abbey in an oak
sideboard embedded in a niche.
In 1953, the instrument was transformed into the neo-
classical style. A small overhaul was done by Barberis in
The organ was restored by Olivier Chevron in 2018-2019.
The instrument had never been fully overhauled since it
was installed in 1895 in the newly completed chapel. It is
not known if the organ had a short life in another place
The composition of the instrument has been modified to
restore it to a state close to its original composition. The
instrument that had been transformed into an "organ to
play everything" in the 1950s (by an unknown builder) has
moved closer to its original romantic spirit.
Thus, the modifications of 1953 were removed: the Plein
jeu and the Tierce were removed and the Doublette was
replaced by a new Doublette more in relation to the spirit
of the instrument.
A Flûte Harmonique on the great organ and a Voix Céleste
to the swell were added as a replacement.
Finally, the console and the buffet were advanced by about
twenty centimeters to improve the sound of the instrument
in the chapel and facilitatefuture restorations.
Thanks to François Cézard for the information and his hospitality.
Photos: Vincent Hildebrandt