On the occasion of the All Saints’ Day 2021 celebrations, in a press release, the City of Avignon reminded families and those responsible for the maintenance of graves, the rules, below, intended to ensure safety and the cleanliness of cemeteries.
It is thus specified: “The entry in vehicles and cycles will be authorized on Monday 25 and Saturday 30 October exclusively for the elderly or disabled provided with an authorization but, in no case, on Sunday 31 October, Monday 1uh November, All Saints Day, and Tuesday, November 2, Day of the Dead.
On Saturday, October 30, a one-way street will be set up at Saint-Véran cemetery: entry through the central door and exit through the North door leading to Boulevard Fernand-Serres. Vehicles with drivers will be made available to users free of charge.
Passages between the graves will be left free and damaged and rubbish items will be placed in the baskets provided for this purpose.
The cleaning, weeding, painting and maintenance work … will be stopped on Monday, October 25 in the evening.
From this date, the benches and chairs in poor state of maintenance in front of the tombs as well as the objects, vases, boxes, etc … will be left in the passages, and any object presenting a state of dangerousness removed by the service of maintenance of cemeteries. “
The City’s press release continues: “The regulations for the cemeteries of the City of Avignon also provide that the concession numbers must imperatively be engraved with the marbles on the funeral monuments. Finally, it is indicated that cars can be parked on the site located on the edge of the south wall of the Saint-Véran cemetery, avenue de la Folie, and the north gate, boulevard Fernand-Serres. During the period of great influx of visitors, the annex doors to the Saint-Véran and Montfavet cemeteries will remain open: from Saturday October 30 to Tuesday November 2 inclusive from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Access for users and professionals within cemeteries will no longer be authorized fifteen minutes before closing time (6.30 p.m.). “