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During the French Revolution, Grasse became the capital of the Var. Tucked away in a corner in the gardens of the Musee Admiral de Grasse is this an unexpected memorial to the many prominent citzens of Grasse executed in the Terror that followed the "restructuring and new management arrangements" of France in the 1790's.
Chief Executive Citizen Robbespiere and his Committee for Public Safety (not to be confused with today's Health and Safety) let loose a terrible purge of France's senior management. Early retirement and cosy pension arrangements were not an option. Many public figures of Grasse are catalogued here in marble letters, their age and position, prior to having their heads detatched from their bodies. (Sort of "severance arrangements", you might say)
France often trumpets the ideals of the revolution - Liberte, Equalite, Fraternite. Rarely mention of "Decapite", courtesy of Madame Guillotine.
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