The funeral vault of Pierre Loth
We begin our discovery of monuments labeled “heritage of the twentieth century” with the funeral vault of a local stonecutter: Pierre Loth. At the entrance of the cemetery, the monument attracts the eye by its exceptional dimensions but also the abundance of decorations: symbols of the Companions, animal, plant, geometric decorations, the scale, the Phrygian cap…
Given its quality, this funerary monument was most certainly designed as a masterpiece of companion stonemason. Exercise imposed on any apprentice-companion to be able to pass master by becoming, once the Tour de France completed, companion-finished.
Anecdote: It was in 1900 that Pierre Loth undertook the construction of his vault, that is to say 32 years before his death!