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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.Use our Cannes trip itinerary planner to visit Cimetiere du Grand Jas on your trip to Cannes, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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.
Cimetiere du Grand Jas Reviews
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... more »
The Grand JAS cemetery has existed since the end of the 19th century. Huge: 9 hectares. Beautiful statues. Some give you the chills: especially the mourners. Moving epitaphes. It is composed of several "neighborhoods": Russian, English, Jew, squares of fighters of different wars. It is wonderfully maintained and highlighted. A few small animals such as rabbits and Red squirrels walk around quietly. Several celebrities are buried there: Fabergé, prosper Merimé, Martine Carol, Lily Pons, Jacques Monod, Louis Pastour, Victor Tuby, Georges Guétary and many more. To visit!
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