Jacques-Joseph Grancher's funeral monument

This monumental and artistic tomb of Jacques-Joseph Grancher can be seen in the Section 3 (exactly on the corner between Avenue du Tunnel and Avenue Samson) of the Montmartre Cemetery in Paris.


On top of the cylindrical tomb shaped as a temple there is a Latin incription: SCIENTIA ET AMORE PUEROS SALVAVIT.


The two lateral bas-relieves, by French sculptor Auguste Maillard1, represents Grancher vaccinating a boy under the gaze of Louis Pasteur and his charitable institution Oeuvre de préservation de l'enfance. Inside the tomb there is a bust of Grancher which is almost invisible through the dirty windows.


Lastly, a long French inscription - placed in 2003 - gives a biographical sketch of Grancher and his wife Rosa Abreu's lives.

  • Photos by Luca Borghi ti.supmacinu|ihgrob.l#| (July 2014)

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