French Riviera monument : The Cimetière Du Grand Jas in Cannes


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The Cimetière du Grand Jas
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 Brits 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. Some of the prominent persons buried in the Grand Jas Cemetery are: Henry Peter Brougham (1778-1868), British lawyer, statesman, builder of Cannes Eugène Brieux (1858-1932), dramatist Marquis de Cuevas (1885-1961), American ballet school founder 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), writer Prosper Mérimée (1803-1870), writer Jacques Monod (1910-1976), biochemist, Nobel Prize winner Marquis de Morès (1858-1896), adventurer 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 Laurent Vianay (1843-1928), architect William Bonaparte Wyse (1862-1892), Irish poet, entomologist
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