Inaugurated in 1994 in the former nineteenth-century market hall, the Museum of Campanology in L’Isle-Jourdain is a municipal museum unique of its kind in France.
There are six permanent exhibition spaces over two floors displaying more than one thousand objects relating to the bell-ringing art including the famous “Carillion de la Bastille” which is a designated Monument Historique : bells, cowbells, and carillons found on five continents and spanning four thousand years of technical and artistic know-how.
The activities and educational programmes take visitors on an interactive experience that resonates (both literally and figuratively) throughout the tour of the museum focusing on preserving and celebrating this exceptional heritage site.
An auditorium and a temporary exhibition space complete the original building located close to Toulouse in the Department of the Gers.
The Museum is run under the auspices of the departmental Conservation and heritage authorities and the Museums/Flaran (Department of Gers) and is part of the network of Sites and Museums of the Gers
Musée d’Art Campanaire (Campanology)
Place de l'Hôtel de Ville
32600 L’Isle-Jourdain 05 62 07 30 01
- Full price : €4.50
- Reduced price : 2€ (children 10-18 years, student, unemployed)
- Free for children under 10 years old
- Groups (10 people or more) : guided tour €3.50
- Partnership : €3
- Tuesday to Saturday, from 10am-12pm and from 2pm-6pm
- Open the first Sunday of the month
- Closed the 1st of May
- Closed annually from the end of December to the beginning of January
- City center ville
- Parking nearby