Inspired by the anglo-saxon and northern Europe experiences, Robert Auzelle wanted to break with the traditional isolation of cemeteries (enclosed by high walls), creating boundaries of charm trees offering a “transparency” with homes nearby allowing people and the breath of life to circulate peacefully around the final resting place.
After crossing the plazza, permanent exhibition of sculptures, the impressive front offers an austere and large porche, allegory of the humility of the “passing across”, which, once crossed, put the visitor in the light in front of a large circular lawn bordered by flowers and remarkable trees. Environment proving calm and serenity favorable for contemplation and meditation.
In this cemetery, no War memorial but a simple parallelogram, concrete totem, ornamented with low reliefs zodiacal items, anonymous witnesses of diversity of cults and religions.
The walker will though take paths in the undergrowth bordered by Redwood, Red oak, Lebanon cedars… and meet one after another, landscape with scattered graves and traditional squares offering a sensation of peace between two worlds the one of the darkness and the one of the light.
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Points of interest
The Park Cemetery (Clamart, France)