Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant


Paccard Fonderie

Bellfounding, bellhanging, carillon building, monumental sculpture
Route des Saintiers
74320 Sevrier
Rhone-Alpes

Tel : +33 (0)4 50 52 44 98

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Sale to private individuals and professionals

Founded in 1796, the company casts church bells, makes carillon bells and monumental sculptures.

In addition to bells, the company also makes all accessories: clappers, mounts, bell towers, frameworks and lightning conductors; it also designs and assembles electrical and electronic components for programming the time, chimes and melodies. The foundry is associated with the Musée de la Cloche, set up in the 1980s, which presents the bell casting activity to the public and organises exhibitions and concerts, and with the company Campanuna, created in 2007 and a subsidiary of the foundry. This company sells real, modest sized bells for private customers or institutions who want them for small chapels or manor houses.

 

The company has invented the “Ars Sonora” concept: making monumental bell sculptures, a sort of modern version of the bell tower. Made of all types of material (stone, resin, etc.), this new type of structure comprises a bell for religious or non-religious uses, depending on the designer's, user's and/or owner's wish.

 

The foundry is one of three French companies skilled in making monumental bells and with perfect knowledge of vibrating phenomena.  There are around forty bell casters in France. The company's expertise also lies in the manufacture of monumental bell sculptures and in its command of all traditional know-how related to bells, bell towers, campaniles, etc. This know-how has been passed down the family for seven generations.

 

The clientele consists 95% of institutions responsible for the maintenance of monuments, mainly religious monuments. The company has its own sales network and works to order, via sellers. Online sales are made through the subsidiary Campanuna