Orgue de St Antoine

Historic site and monument ,  Listed or registered (CNMHS) ,  19th century ,  Religion at Quarouble

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  • The organ of the Church of Saint Antoine in Quarouble
    Father Louis-Joseph Ricourt (1799-1868), the parish priest of Quarouble from 1825 to 1853, had the excellent idea of getting the municipal council to vote the sum of 3500 francs on August 6, 1839 to purchase an organ, and the sum of 747 francs, on July 22 1840 to have it installed. This organ was installed by Pierre-Jean and Henri Devolder, organ builders from Brussels, with this today being their only known work in France although they had already installed numerous instruments within the immediate area around Quarouble. The Devolders (or De Volders) were part of a dynasty of Belgian organ builders, and were in business throughout the whole 19th-century.