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Etablissement Desmarquest

7 quai des Etroits
69005 Lyon

Tel : +33 (0)4 78 42 49 58
Founded in 1956, this family workshop offers its services in the different specialities in the bell-making profession: the repair of the dials on buildings and the mechanical clocks in bell towers, production of hands for monumental clocks, removal/refitting of bells, replacement of belfries and suspension yokes, and lightning rod fitting.

The company does not outsource any of the operations. The entire production falls within the realm of rare and complex expertise: the workshop is skilled in clock-making mechanics, electronics, and the manufacture/restoration of hands and dials, along with the climbing techniques required for certain types of work on bell towers.

The workshop enjoys a solid reputation in the Rhône-Alpes region and the neighbouring areas; among others, it is responsible for the conservation and maintenance of the astronomical clock in St Jean’s cathedral in Lyons.

Its clientele is almost entirely made up of public institutions in charge of conserving built heritage.