Philippe Ricord's tomb and bust

Philippe Ricord is buried in the 87th tomb in the Division 54 of the Père Lachaise Cemetery. His tomb is registered as an historical monument, listed in the Merimee database, that presents the French architectural heritage of the Ministry of Culture.

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Below Philippe Ricord's bust there is this inscription:

"Aux portes de l'éternité "At the gates of eternity
Quand j'aurai fini ma carrière * When I have finished my career
S'il me reste un peu de poussière * If I have a little dust
De cette triste humanité * Of this sad humanity
Que le tombeau seul s'en empare * That the tomb alone seizes
Et que de mon âme il sépare * And my soul separates
Cette cause de nos couleurs * This cause of our colors
Car l'âme pur et sans matière * Because the soul pure and without matter
Doit être un rayon de lumière * Must be a ray of light
Que ne troubleront plus les pleurs." * That will no longer disturb the tears."

Dr Philippe Ricord Dr Philippe Ricord

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  • Photos by moc.liamg|0002onamorybor#onamoR atreboR; moc.liamg|ideccob.aniretac#ideccoB aniretaC (November 2018)

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