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Cemetery Grand Jas: photos, description (Cimetiere du Grand Jas)

Cemetery Grand Jas is one of the most beautiful in all of France. Located on a hill near Avenue de Grasse, it leads down towards the sea. On the many terraces stretches a real necropolis with numerous monuments, tombs, rich monuments.

It was revealed a Grand Jas relatively recently, in 1866. One of the first (in 1868) here found peace the man who created the modern Cannes is the Englishman, Lord broom. On his grave in the British part of the cemetery stands a large stone cross. A monument to the Lord stands in the Alleys of Freedom Charles de Gaulle.

Grand Jas cemetery is a multinational and multireligious, it is no accident the city hall of Cannes calls him the "Père Lachaise côte d'azur". There are French, Italian, British, Jewish, Russian areas. On the French site you can see the grave of the famous writer prosper mérimée, the Nobel laureate biochemist Jacques Mono, the son and grandson of Picasso. Extremely interesting and Russian area.

Under a black granite slab here lies the famous Russian jeweler Peter Carl Gustavovich fabergé (the same one created for the Imperial family of the famous Faberge eggs). On another slab is carved a modest inscription "Olga Ruiz Picasso was born." - here lies the ashes of the Russian ballerina, which in 1917 fell in love with a great artist. A year later they were married, witnesses at the wedding were Jean Cocteau, Guillaume Apollinaire and Max Jacob. Among the tombs stands the family chapel-tomb of the spouses the von Derviz - members of the genus, which gave Russia a whole galaxy of scientists, entrepreneurs, and artists. Near the graves of the soldiers of the Expeditionary corps of the Russian army in France. During the First world war in France fought Russian infantry brigade, Marshal Foch praised their role: "If France was not wiped off the map of Europe, primarily thanks to the courage of Russian soldiers".

In the Protestant part of the cemetery wall, you notice a plaque: "Nikolai Popov. Pilot-Aviator, the first to reach by air Islands of Iles de lérins". Muscovite Nikolai Evgrafovich Popov fought against the British in South Africa, was a war correspondent in the Russo-Japanese mastered the plane in France. In 1910 took part in aviation competition in Cannes. To the applause of the audience, he sent his plane into the sunset to close Lerinski Islands. It is now freely Airliners cross oceans. At the same time flying over the waves excited. Do not even have a pilot's diploma of the Russian pilot has won in Cannes the largest number of prizes.

During the First world priests served as helmsman on the battle airship, the French air force. Died in obscurity, commit suicide due to the unbearable pain in the spine affected wounds. He was buried in a common grave for the poor. A plaque in front of the graves established the Cannes flying club - I remember here the brave Russian, one of the first in the world flew over the sea.