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Scattering and Cremation Ashes Law in France

What is the law in France concerning cremation ashes and scattering ashes? France is a progressive secular state, however when it comes to death it seems to be rather conservative in its outlook. Whilst just over half of the population (51%) assert being Christian (with Roman Catholicism being by far and away the most practised…

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Je suis coupable… of keeping ashes?!

Our Gallic cousins appear to have a different attitude to keeping ashes at home, well I say different attitude – it is actually illegal! In fact 72-year old widow has been convicted by a local court for keeping ashes of her deceased husband. She missed him and she wanted him near by, so last year…

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Not allowed alongside fallen comrades…

  A French General asked for his funeral ashes to be scattered alongside those of his fallen comrades in Vietnam. General Marcel Bigeard, one of France’s most decorated soldiers, died last month, and this was his wish. However Vietnamese government has turned down a request to scatter the ashes at the site of a battle…

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