Cimetiere du Grand Jas, Cannes

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The Cimetière du Grand Jas (Grand Jas Cemetery) is located at 205 avenue de Grasse in Cannes on the French Riviera. The nine hectare terraced cemetery began operations in 1866 and is known for its landscaped architecture with rich floral decorations and statuary.

Its "English square", or Cimetière Anglais, is the final resting place for a number of English people who made Cannes their home. It is dominated by the statue of Henry Peter Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux who played a major role in building the city. The cemetery contains one Commonwealth war grave, of a World War I officer of the King's Royal Rifle Corps.
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  • I know this cemetery quite well since it is where the family vault has been since 1915... But there is more to it : known as the "Protestant" cemetery in Cannes, it happens to be the burial place of.....  more
    I know this cemetery quite well since it is where the family vault has been since 1915... But there is more to it : known as the "Protestant" cemetery in Cannes, it happens to be the burial place of.....  more »
  • Such wonderful graves and tombs dedicated to all the important people of the area in times gone by. Go hunting for some famous people, enjoy the views across the cemetery and enjoy the peace and... 
    Such wonderful graves and tombs dedicated to all the important people of the area in times gone by. Go hunting for some famous people, enjoy the views across the cemetery and enjoy the peace and...  more »
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  • If you come to visit this cemetery, don't forget to see the small chapels decorated with flowers by family and friends, the sublime statue of the sad woman seated on the tomb of Annina Gagarin and, if you like, there is also many celebrity graves. Who has the most beautiful grave? Who knew how to stay humble? Find out for yourself! It's a beautiful place but by dint of removing the big trees to make room the shade is running out... and it's important to have shade for our eternal rest. Alleys of white tombs and well aligned but where the trees are missing, it has less charm. Finally, whether we leave from the Grand Jas where some loved ones are buried, from the cemetery of the Valley of the Temples in Hawaii or from Père Lachaise, we will (perhaps) end up in paradise! :) Also worth seeing are the small village cemeteries on the Côte d'Azur, where the songs of birds cheer up the tenants, many are magnificent... I would even say romantic. • Photos of Le Grand Jas cemetery by ACOR Cannes - Originally posted to Flickr, under Creative Commons 3.0 license - Wikipedia
  • The Grand Jas cemetery has existed since the end of the 19th century. Huge: 9 hectares. Magnificent statues. Some give you the chills: the mourners in particular. Touching epitaphs. It is made up of several "quarters": Russian, English, Jewish, squares of combatants from different wars. It is wonderfully maintained and enhanced. A few small animals like rabbits and red squirrels roam there quietly. Several celebrities are buried there: Fabergé, Prosper Merimé, Martine Carol, Lily Pons, Jacques Monod, Louis Pastour, Victor Tuby, Georges Guétary and many others. To visit !

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