|Subject: Re: Cemeteries|
The French chansonnier Georges Brassens sang (I paraphrase) When I die, bury me under a tree, with a view of the sea. Alas, the anti-bourgeois singer is buried in a most bourgeois cemetery in Sète (Southern France) replete with doting angels, lots of ugly marble, and no view of the sea. Perhaps a vindictive family member did that to him.
The occupants of the cemetery in Saint-Tropez have it much better. It is one of the most beautifully situated cemeteries in the world, just above the sea wall. The deceased, or at least their visitors, have an unobstructed view of the blue Mediterranean. Famous and not so famous Tropeziens and Tropeziennes are buried there. A few years ago, the film director Roger Vadim, whose various ex's (Brigitte Bardot, Jane Fonda) were in attendance. It is also a place to park your car for free, a good walk from the village.