Bells ring to mark the start of evening mass at Notre-Dame Cathedral (Notre Dame de Paris) in Paris, France on Christmas Day in 2011. The first bell heard is the largest, the "Emmanuel" bourdon bell, which weighs 13 tons. After 90 seconds or so, the other bells in the north tower start to ring as well. After several minutes of continuous ringing, the bells are allowed to slowly stop ringing.
A few soft clicking noises right at the start of the recording come from me adjusting the recording level (which I couldn't do until the bells started to ring).
MP3 from 96 kHz / 24-bit / stereo
recorded with Zoom H4n built-in mics hand-held, about 100 feet southwest of the south tower (the one with the big bell)
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