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TOMBEAU PYRAMIDAL DU VICE-AMIRAL DE LATOUCHE-TREVILLE

  • Tombeau du Vice amiral de Latouche Tréville
  • Tombeau du Vice amiral de Latouche Tréville
  • Tombeau du Vice amiral de Latouche Tréville
  • St-Mandrier : tombeau pyramidal du vice-amiral de Latouche-Tréville
Tombeau du Vice amiral de Latouche TrévilleTombeau du Vice amiral de Latouche TrévilleTombeau du Vice amiral de Latouche TrévilleSt-Mandrier : tombeau pyramidal du vice-amiral de Latouche-Tréville
At the entrance to the Franco-Italian cemetery, on a mound, rises a pyramid of 7.25 m high which contains the mortal remains of Admiral Latouche-Treville, considered at the time as the terror of the English.
Died on August 17,1804, the death of this illustrious sailor was kept secret so that Nelson would be ignored, as well as his burial in the Toulon cemetery. It was only six years later that a pyramid-shaped mausoleum was built in his memory, near the Signal Cross Semaphore. This place was chosen because this sailor had expressed the desire to be buried so that the English of the four cardinal points would arrive.

On 14 October 1902, the military authority decided to move this mausoleum. Dismantled stone by stone, the monument was rebuilt in the military cemetery of the Saint-Mandrier hospital. The transfer of the body took place on April 29,1903 and gave rise to a demonstration of remembrance which took place in the presence of the civil and military authorities.

On the west side of the building, 2 sphinxs guard the entrance to the tomb. Above, a sealed plaque reminds visitors that the Vice Admiral of Latouche-Tréville died aboard his ship "le Bucentaure" in Toulon harbour on 18 August 1804.
Période(s) d'ouvertureAll year round, daily.
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  • Type of culturel patrimony :
    • Historic site and monument
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Route du sémaphore
83430
Saint-Mandrier-sur-Mer
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 43.077483
Longitude : 5.934804
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83430
Saint-Mandrier-sur-Mer
Phone : +33 4 94 63 61 69
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