Carillon du Mont des Arts

by Vincent

Le Carillon du Mont des Arts is a Jacquemart Carillion clock with 24 bells found on a arch of the Mont des Arts. You can notice 12 figurines that represent important historic and folkloric figures of Brussels through the ages. Jacquemart type clocks can be recognized by the character on top which marks every hour by striking the bell with a hammer. It was built on the occasion of the 1958 World Fair that took place in the city.

Giving it a closer look you can notice 2 out of the 12 figurines are missing and currently undergoing maintenance repairs.

Le Carillon du Mont des Arts

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Curious Goods » Blog Archive » For whom the bell tolls April 2, 2009 - 7:15 pm

[…] course, this re-ignites my obsession with automatons and clocks.  There’s a beautiful clock in Brussels but nothing quite like the mechanical figures my imagination conjures.  I guess it’s time to […]

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Ann Fisher January 27, 2013 - 6:13 pm

Will the carillon clock be repaired? It is beautiful and well worth it for tourism and school groups to visit.

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Vincent February 8, 2013 - 5:40 pm

Excellent Question!

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Trevor Waddington November 9, 2013 - 3:18 pm

Saw it last week but very disappointed to find the automata/carillion in non-working order.

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