La statue qui orne le caveau est une réplique d'une oeuvre de son oncle, Léon Messiaen, Premier prix de l'Ecole des Beaux Arts de Paris "L'énergie fauchée".
In the churchyard of the village "La Chaise" is the graves of the family Messiaen. The grand father of Olivier Messiaen, composer, born in Belgium is burried there with his wife, some of his sons and daughters. Three of them were killed during the First World War. The statue is a copy of a work of Oliver's uncle.
Statue de Léon Messiaen, Musée des Beaux Arts de Troyes
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