Notre Dame Cathedral to get nine new bronze bells
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Notre Dame Cathedral to get nine new bronze bells

Paris : France | Jan 31, 2013 at 10:38 PM PST
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The Notre Dame Cathedral is getting nine new bronze bells to mark its 850 years of existence and replace the old bells which have become discordant as reported in huffingtonpost.com of dated 31st of January 2013.

The construction of the cathedral began in 1163 and it had taken 90-years to complete.

The bells are named after famous saints and prominent catholic leaders and eight of the bells were cast in Normandy and have been moved to the venue in Paris where they would be on display from 25th of February 2013.

Later, the bells would be hoisted to the twin iconic towers.

The bells are scheduled to ring on 23rd of March 2013 – in time for Palm Sunday and the Easter week.

Eight of the bells have been cast in the town of Villedieu-les-Poeles in Normandy while the ninth, a 'bourdon' of 'Great Bell' has been cast in the Netherlands and have been transported to Normandy to join the other eight.

The bells have moved in a convoy of trucks from Villedieu-les-Poeles in Normandy to Paris by road and would take their places alongside the only surviving bell, a Great Bell named Emmanuel – it is the 10th bell of the Notre Dame Cathedral and has been there since the 17th century.

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