The Cimetière Du Grand Jas

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Allée du Cimetière, Cannes, Grasse, Provence-Alpes-Côte-d'Azur, France
9.00 ha
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The Cimetière du Grand Jas (Grand Jas Cemetery - Cannes, Cimetière du Grand Jas (fr)) 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.

Notable interments

  • Augustus Anson (1835-1877), Victoria Cross recipient and former British member of parliament
  • Henry Peter Brougham (1778-1868), British lawyer, statesman, builder of Cannes
  • Eugène Brieux (1858-1932), dramatist
  • Jorge Cuevas Bartholín, (1885-1961), American ballet school founder, husband of Margaret Rockefeller Strong de Larraín, Marquesa de Cuevas
  • Martine Carol (1922-1967), actress
  • Jean Gabriel Domergue (1889-1962), painter, poster artist
  • Ernest Duchesne (1874-1912), medical scientist
  • Peter Carl Fabergé (1846-1920), Russian jewellery designer
  • Georges Guétary (1915-1997), singer, actor
  • Olga Khoklova (1891-1955), Russian ballerina (Picasso's first wife)
  • Apo Lazarides (1925-1998), champion cyclist
  • Klaus Mann (1906-1949), German writer
  • Prosper Mérimée (1803-1870), writer
  • Jacques Monod (1910-1976), biochemist, Nobel Prize winner
  • Marquis de Morès (1858-1896), adventurer
  • Arthur Frederick Pickard (1844-1880), Victoria Cross recipient.[2]
  • Lily Pons (1904-1976), opera singer
  • Emmanuel Signoret (1872-1900), poet
  • John Stairs (1823-1888), Canadian business executive
  • Marcel Thil (1904-1968), world boxing champion
  • Paul von Thurn und Taxis, aka Paul de Fels (1843-1879), Impresario and former Aide-de-Camp of Ludwig II of Bavaria
  • Laurent Vianay (1843-1928), architect
  • William Bonaparte Wyse (1826-1892), Irish poet, entomologist



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