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Bells

Bells

Do churches in Lausanne ring bells all night long ?

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Sion
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1. Re: Bells

I don’t know about Lausanne but I think, like in Wallis, they have some rules , some scheduling about when to ring the bells and even though you might hear it early in the morning I’m pretty sure its not allowed during the night

paris london
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2. Re: Bells

Of course not. Furthermore, there are strict cantonal regulations concerning noise in night time hours.

3. Re: Bells

Thanks!

Canton of Valais...
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4. Re: Bells

Bells here (Martigny) start at 0600 and end at midnight. In some places this is different - I remember in Obergesteln for example the bells rang every 15mins all night. And in some places they also ring twice on the hour - one set with the number for the hour and then a couple of minutes later another set in case you missed the count on the first one!

Lausanne has the "guet" - a crier who shouts from the cathedral. See this for more information:

lebendigetraditionen.ch/traditionen/…

and this (French only though)

lausanne.ch/en/…guet-cathedrale.html

If your hotel is near the cathedral you will hear the crier.

5. Re: Bells

Thanks! The info you posted is very interesting!

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