No dog, be dressed decently… What is authorized or not in the cemetery of Orléans

You will probably still be hundreds, this Tuesday, November 1, for All Saints, to go to the Orleans cemeteries. Sometimes questions accompany your visit. Can we go there with a dog? What are the opening hours? Who can be buried? We have reviewed the rules of procedure…

  • Who is not allowed to enter a cemetery?

Entrance is prohibited to people in a state of inebriation, unaccompanied children under 10 years old and to anyone who is not decently dressed or whose behavior would harm the tranquility of the premises.

  • Can you go there with a pet?

If you had considered taking advantage of the dog’s outing to make a detour to the cemetery, reconsider your plans. Even on a leash, animals are prohibited, with the exception of dogs accompanying the visually impaired.

Traffic limited to 20 km/h

  • What are the opening hours?

From October 16 to June 15, the cemeteries are open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • Can we travel by car?

Yes, driving is allowed. If you have to respect the highway code, it is also forbidden to drive at more than 20 km/h and to ride on the sidewalks. A clarification, however: access to vehicles is strictly prohibited in the cemeteries of the Saint-Marc, Aydes and the old cemetery of Saint-Marceau.

  • Where can the flowers be placed?

Planters are accepted in the aisles but only at the foot of graves. If some imagined planting in the ground or having buried pots, the internal regulations do not authorize it.

The concessions are valid for 15, 30 or 50 years.

  • Who can be buried in the great cemetery of Orléans?

To rest there, you must have died in the commune of Orléans or have resided there. Not only. Persons not domiciled in Orléans but who are entitled to a family burial may be buried there. The concessions are valid for 15, 30 or 50 years. In the event of burial within the five years preceding the expiry date of the concession, an early renewal is authorised. The burial of a person outside the family in the family plot can only take place if all the heirs accept it.

At the Ifs cemetery, in Saran, a Garden of Remembrance dedicated to the bodies of lifeless babies

  • Can we write everything on the graves?

No. Any inscription on the stelae, tombstones or funerary monuments must be the subject of a prior request to the civil status/cemetery service of the town hall of Orléans. An engraving in a foreign language must be translated by a sworn translator. The translation must be submitted at the same time as the registration request.

Nicolas Da Cunha


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