• Historic site and monument

The Aeolian Philharmonic Organ

A unique mechanical music instrument in Europe. Listed historical monument.

Historic site and monument The Aeolian Philharmonic Organ Les Gets

About

Les Gets (74260)
Animals not allowed
Unguided individual tours available permanently

Built in 1910, it's been list historical monument in 1989. This instrument is the property of the Mechanical Music Museum of les Gets. It's been restore from 1991 to 1994, and needed 10 000 hours of work. This philharmonic organ is particullary huge : 6 meters large, 5 meters depth, 5,50 meters high. It include more than 1000 pipes with thirteen organ sets, two percussions sets, two metallophones of 49 notes and a carillon of 20 notes. The pipes sets are perfectly adapted to the church with their different sounds of violin, flute, human voice, oboe, clarinet and trumpet. All those instruments and sounds are played on two keyboards of 61 notes and a pedalboard of 30 notes. In addition of the manuel operation, a pneumatic system, with perforated paper rolls, enable the instrument to play automatically. Around 700 paper rolls enable a varied choice for the Mardis de l'Orgue concerts, organized by the Mechanical Music Museum.

Organ visible from inside the church. Guided visits on request to the Mechanical Music Museum.

Unique mechanical music instrument in Europe. Listed historical monument in 1989.

Prices

Full price: 4 €.

Methods of payment accepted : Cash, Chèques Vacances, Check, Bank/credit card

Reception

Animals not allowed
Languages spoken : French
Languages of documentation : French
Languages visits : French
Languages informatives signs : French

Guided visits from 15 people.

Opening

All year round, daily.

Labels and rating

Classified at the monuments and historic sites
20th C

Equipments
  • Parking
  • Picnic area

Access

Église de la Nativité - 7 impasse du musée 74260 Les Gets

From Morzine, at the village entrance on your left.
Form Taninges, at the vieux village exit in Morzine direction, on your right.
Recommand parking on the Préssenage car park.

  • Accessible for wheelchairs with assistance
  • Visual disability
  • Mental disability
Motor Disability

Entrance with wheelchair ramp available. Organ access by stairs, non accessible.

Information update on 13/06/2022 by Office de Tourisme des Gets