33 rue Pradier, Ville d'Avray.
ÉCRIVAIN POÈTE ET MUSICIEN
VILLE D'AVRAY 1920
At the other side of the entrance is another plaque:
'ICI VÉCUT avec sa FAMILLE
de 1930 à 1955
de VILLE d'AVRAY'
And next door is yet another plaque:
'ICI VÉCUT DE 1922 À 1977
BIOLOGISTE ET HUMANISTE'
In the small cimetière de Ville d’Avray there is no indication on Vian's grave that he does in fact lie here in the town of his birth, but then this is perhaps appropriate for a man with a huge number of pseudonyms.
Far removed from the many strollers around much larger cemetries within the Périphérique such as Père-Lachaise, Montparnasse and Montmartre, this is in a more distant quiet town, and is a little haven that nevertheless receives occasional visits from Vian's followers: