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The works on the church began in 1861 under the
direction of the architect Adrien Lusson. After his
death, they continued, until 1874, with Joseph Uchard.
The Church of St. Francis Xavier was consecrated on
May 23, 1894. The church is built in ancient styles, that
of the classical period for the nave, that of the Italian
Renaissance for the façade.
Denis Comtet & Eric Leroy
Famous organists in the past:
Albert Renaud, Adolphe Marty and Gaston Litaize.
Masses with organ
Saturday 6.30 p.m.
Sunday 10.15 a.m., 11.30 a.m., 17 p.m.
The organ was built in 1878 by Joseph Arnoud Fermis
using the new pneumatic tubular traction invented in
1866. In 1880, a restoration is carried out by Cavaillé-
Coll. In 1923, Ephrem and Gonzalez rebuilt the
instrument. Works include a revision to the voicing, the
replacement of the pneumatic stop action system, a
new layout for the combination pedals and the
enclosure of the Positif division in a swell box. At that
time, the instrument has 58 stops among which 31 are
enclosed. In 1957, Müller worked on the instrument. In
1992, Bernard Dargassies rebuilt the instrument. Works
included the renovation of the organcase, the complete
electrification of the instrument, repairs or replacement
of part of the pipework and the replacement of the
console with an electronic one.
Source: Site internet St-François-Xavier