Saint-Rémy-de-Provence - Cemetery
Before the annexation of Provence to France, the Jewish community of Saint-Rémy lived in a district called "la Jutarié", not far from the bell tower of the parish church of Saint-Martin, where the synagogue and the butchery were located. The cemetery was located outside, south of the town, near the priory of Saint Paul de Mausole, at the present location, attested by an act of recognition dated August 5, 1400.
Rectangular in shape, the cemetery is enclosed by a wall more than 2 meters high on all four sides. It is opened by a monumental portal whose entablature is adorned with an antique cartel bearing an inscription in Hebrew from a psalm: "I will not die, I will live and I will tell the works of the Eternal". The wall and the portal were built in 1847 with a grant voted by the municipal council.After the Revolution, about fifty citizens formed the modern Jewish community of Saint-Rémy, mostly from the Comtat Venaissin. The last burials took place a few years after the war of 1914-1918.
The sixty or so surviving tombs date back to the 19th century and are modest, erect or flat in alignment along the fence walls. Some tombs have inscriptions in French and Hebrew. A few monumental tombs stand among the trees. The cemetery was declared officially disused by a deliberation on 19 April 1977; it is the property of the municipality.
protection: the Israelite cemetery also says cemetery of Jews or Jewish cemetery in whole, as well as the ground of the plot (cad. AT 55), entry by order of 17 April 2007