Saint-Paul-de-Vence is a beautiful little city in the South of France where many artists live and sell their work. The ramparts date from 1536.
Their deaths are burried at a cemetery just outside the ramparts with a magnificent view over the surroundings.
The famous painter Marc Chagall is burried here. He was a Russian born Jewish painter who moved to Paris because of the difficult circumstances jewish people had to live in. During WWII he fled to the US, but returned to Europe in 1946. Since 1950 he lived in St-Paul-de-Vence.
His grave was a bit disappointing, and I couldn't get a good picture of it. It is just a simple white tombe without ornaments, but not se well maintained.
His name was hardly to see but he was born in 1887 and died in 1985 when he was 97 years old. The name Brodsky is of his second wife, probably Michel was a brother in law or a child of his wife who is burried here too.
As a Jewish custom little pebbles are laid on the tombe by visitors to pay their respect and to remember him.
Marc Chagall in his studio in Saint-Paul-de-Vence.
This is my contribution to Taphophile Tragics