Running a French Holiday Gite in Rural Brittany

Friday, March 07, 2008

French mayor bans dying in the parish

I picked up an amusing story today about a French mayor who has banned village residents from dying in the parish as the village cemetry is full and an application to purchase additional land has been rejected.

Unless you've already reserved a plot then the mayor has ruled that you're not allowed to die (or at least if you really must die, then you have to die somewhere else)!

It's a bit early for being an April fool joke (or Poisson Rouge if you're in France), and as the same story's being reported on Reuters and ABC News so maybe it's true?



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