Chapelle de Jésus Enfant

the church

The ‘Chapelle de Jésus-Enfant’ was built between 1878 and 1881 by the architect Hippolyte Destailleur at the initiative of Abbot Hamelin, first Rector of the Basilica of Sainte-Clotilde, to accommodate the children of the Catechism. The Chapel is therefore also called ‘Chapelle des catéchismes’. Its style is English neo-Gothic.

the organ

The organ was built originally by Cavaillé-Coll as the choir organ of St Roch (Paris I) and was showed at the Exposition of 1839. It was bought by the Lutherian church Temple des Billettes (Paris IV) in 1842. In the next decades, works were carried out by Cavaillé-Coll (1863), Mutin (1912) and Gutschenritter (1945). In 1988, the organ was moved to the Chapelle de Jésus-Enfant by Jean Renaud from Nantes, who rebuilt the instrument in a new, neo-gotic case designed by the architect Mouffle.
All mechanics are new, only for the stop-mechanics some older materials were used. All stops are old, with the exception of the Octavin 2' of the Swell.

Composition (21 stops)

Grand-Orgue (54 notes) Récit (56 notes) Pédale (30 notes)
Montre 8' *
Flûte harmonique 8'
Bourdon 8' *
Prestant 4' *
Flûte à cheminée 4' *
Doublette 2'
Plein-jeu III-IV rgs
Cornet V rgs
Trompette 8' *
Voix céleste 8'
Gambe 8'
Bourdon 8' *
Flûte traversière 8'
Flûte octaviante 4'
Octavin 2'
Trompette 8'
Basson-hautbois 8'
Voix humaine 8' *
Soubasse 16'
Flûte 8'
Bombarde 16'
Accouplement: Réc./G.O. Tirasses G.O., Récit. Trémolo au Récit.
* stops of Cavaillé-Coll   Mechanical transmission

Alexandre harmonium

This instrument is placed in the back of the church and made by Alexandre Père et Fils.