Paris is the organ paradise on earth! This beautiful city houses 257 organs. The oldest organs were built in the 16-17th century, A large quantity was built in the 19th century by the famous organ builder Aristide Cavaillé-Coll. Even now, regularly new organs are added to the fascinating and diverse organ landscape of Paris. 124 organs (among which 40 choir organs) are property of the city of Paris, which has only a yearly budget of 250.000 eurosfor maintenance and restoration works.