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The Aeolian Automatic Philharmonic Organ.
A unique mechanical music instrument in Europe. 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 include more than 1000 pipes with thirteen organ sets, two percussions sets, two metallophones and a carillon. The pipes sets are perfectly adapted to the church with their different sounds of violin, flute, human voice, oboe, clarinet and trumpet. 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 of scores.
"Le Christ dans sa Gloire" Tapestry.
Of Lurçat style, it's situated in the church choir. This tapestry representing the Christ glory, was made in the middle of the 20th century in Upper Egypt, and gathered in Aubusson manufactory. It has been weaved by the Father Philippe Ackermann, friend of Les Gets priest, trained in weaving looms in Upper Egypt. Jean Lurçat admirer, painter artist and tapestry creator, he is inspired by him and copy his symmetry art, the blazing colors and three motifs which are typical of his art : the sun, the animals bestiary, the foliage. The tapestry has been exposed to eventual buyers in Les Gets church, by his creator. The municipality has decided to buy it in 1970 and expose it in the church choir.
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History, culture and heritage
This church from the 19th century is really important for our local heritage. As well as it own history, it contain some exceptional art works.
The Aeolian Philharmonic Organ
A unique mechanical music instrument in Europe. Listed historical monument in 1989.
Notre Dame de Lourdes Chapel
This small chapel, isolated in the Mouilles hamlet, was built in 1871 by the reverend priest Joseph Marie Delavay, to ask to the Virgin of the Mouilles to protect and cure his brother from the plague, the priest Jean-Marie Delavay.