The organ add to the cathedral’s acoustics and architecture. They play a key role in the cathedral’s musical and liturgical life and contribute to the beauty of the services and to Notre-Dame de Paris’s spiritual and artistic influence.
They are three at Notre-Dame de Paris:
the great organ, which has five keyboards, one hundred ninety ties and eight thousand pipes; it is the largest organ in France and without a doubt the most famous organ in the world;
the choir organ, an instrument with thirty ties and two thousand pipes, whose 19th century neo-Gothic buffet is perched on the choir stalls on the North side;
a positive organ with one keyboard and five ties, a portable instrument for continuo to accompany the Notre-Dame de Paris choir school’s ensembles and soloists.