Sculpture by Eugène Piron / War memorials

Historic site and monument Memorial
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On August 9, 1919, the Municipal Council of Salon launched a subscription for the construction of a monument to the dead and voted a sum of 10,000 francs for this purpose. The location chosen was the cliff of the St-Roch Cemetery.
Eugène Piron's project was selected, and here is how the artist himself described his project: "The monument, entirely carved out of the rock, represents a breach that seems to access the vault where the dead are deposited. At the entrance of this breach, a bugle sounds the "Sublime Awakening" which brings out the image of those who sleep there.

The bugle is the modern version of the angel sounding the Last Judgment and the Resurrection. The monument is solemnly inaugurated on November 11, 1925 and is unanimously recognized as unique in its kind. It remains unique in its monumentality, its hyper realism, but above all its humanity. Eugene Piron will unfortunately end his life three years later, on November 17, 1928. He will be buried in the St-Roch cemetery, at the foot of the work that immortalized him along with all the sons of Salon who died for France.
Opening period (s)From 01/01 to 31/12, daily.
General information
  • Price :
    • Free
Sculpture by Eugène Piron / War memorials
Cimetière Saint-Roch
Place Morgan
Phone : +33 4 90 44 89 00


Free of charge.
Sculpture d'Eugène Piron / Monuments aux morts
Cimetière Saint-Roch
Place Morgan
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 43.636718
Longitude : 5.094247