26 June 2017
25 June 2017
Conservateur en Chef du patrimone,
Maître d'œuvre du Félibrige, 1914–2004'
Among Jean Boyer's publications are L'Architecture religieuse de l'époque classique à Aix-en-Provence (1972) and Architecture et urbanisme à Aix-en-Provence aux XVIIe-XVIIIe siècles du cours à carrosses au cours Mirabeau (2004).
24 June 2017
'Je vais au paysage tous les jours, les motifs sont beaux et je passe aussi mes journées plus agréablement au'autre part.'
There are other interesting people buried in St Pierre cemetery, among them François Zola, the engineer father of Émile. A machine at the cemetery entrance is designed to tell an inquirer where any body lies, although it seems to be written in code, and even though the approximate area is evident from the code, the cemetery divisions are so badly marked (or rather unmarked) that anyone looking for a particular grave is doomed to defeat. Even the map of the cemetery outside doesn't show the divisions but merely the outline of the cemetery and a number of totally unhelpful crosses. So, the only thing of course is to ask the person in charge. Uh-uh: we went there last Sunday (July 23) and the person in charge was far more than helpful: in fact he was extremely rude when we asked him about the code, and he even claimed that Zola wasn't buried there: well, no, of course not, if you're talking about Émile. Only, François Zola is buried here, and we would have expected some help in finding him. We've visited literally hundreds of cemeteries in the world, but this must be the worst.
To end on a positive note, it was a joy to see this swallowtail butterfly in the cemetery.
21 June 2017
20 June 2017
He co-wrote a number of books on birds with Robert-Daniel Etchécopar: Données écologiques sur l’avifaune dans la zone désertique arabo-saharienne (1957); Les Oiseaux du Nord de l’Afrique (1964); Les Oiseaux du Proche et du Moyen-Orient (1970); and Les Oiseaux de Chine, de Mongolie et de Corée (in two volumes (1978 and 1983)).
ALBERT PAUL ALLIÈS
1868 – 1935
DE SA VILLE NATALE'
Albert-Paul Alliès is probably most noted for his Guide historique et archéologique de l'étranger dans Pézenas, although he also wrote Une Ville d'États : Pézenas aux XVIe et XVIIe siècles ; Molière à Pézenas.