Saint Roch Cemetery

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Saint-Roch Cemetery
Chapelle Saint-Roch - Grenoble.JPG
Saint-Roch chapel (1826)
Details
Established 1810
Location Grenoble
Country France
Coordinates 45°11′39″N 5°44′23″E / 45.1943°N 5.7397°E / 45.1943; 5.7397Coordinates: 45°11′39″N 5°44′23″E / 45.1943°N 5.7397°E / 45.1943; 5.7397
Type Public
Size 32.12 acres (13.00 ha)

Saint Roch Cemetery (French: Cimetière Saint-Roch) is the first municipal cemetery in the city of Grenoble, France. Blessed by the bishop of Grenoble Claude Simon on 19 August 1810.[1] It is the largest cemetery in the city with 13 ha (32.12 acres).

Located rue du Souvenir, alongside the Isère, in the district of Île Verte, it is the only cemetery intramural city and has currently 25,000 graves over an area of 13 hectares (32.12 acres). The city has another cemetery, that of Grand Sablon, on the neighboring city of La Tronche.

Political leaders, military, scientists or artists are buried in this cemetery. But the most important tombs are represented by manufacturers of gloves. Sculptors Victor Sappey, Henri Ding, Eustache Bernard, Aimé Charles Irvoy, Urbain Basset are buried in this cemetery. Many mayors of the city since the French Revolution's are buried in this cemetery. Since Joseph-Marie de Barral, mayor in 1790, to Albert Michallon, mayor from 1959 to 1965. The painters Jules Flandrin and Jean Achard are buried in St Roch.

The most prestigious monument in Saint Roch cemetery is Chapel Saint Roch, built during Bourbon Restoration in 1826 to replace the old chapel bearing the same name, built in the fifteenth century near a hospital for lepers.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ According to web site of Association Saint-Roch ! Vous avez dit cimetière ?
  2. ^ According to web site of Association Saint-Roch ! Vous avez dit cimetière ?

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