Columbarium is a simple and elegant solution to offer your loved ones a final resting place.


What is a columbarium?

A columbarium is a public or private structure intended to accommodate the cremated remains of a person and their family.
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It is made up of several small niches that each accommodate an urn. Depending on the niche, the concession price may be different.
Indeed, certain locations are preferred and are therefore more expensive. Like a tombstone, the plaque on the niche can be personalized. It is possible to place inscriptions, medallions, and certain brass elements on it.

Why choose a columbarium?

It is an eco-friendly option. The space used is smaller. The remains of the deceased are cremated, and there is no risk of soil contamination.

Frequently Asked Questions – Columbarium

The columbarium is the monument where the cinerary urns containing the ashes of the deceased are kept

To place the ashes in a columbarium, you must purchase a cinerary concession. Once the urn is placed, the niche is sealed with a funeral plaque.

The history of columbariums niche dates back to the Roman Empire. Niches were used to bury the cremated remains of nobles. In this period, Buddhists had the habit of placing the ashes of their deceased in columbariums. Over the years, the cremation monument continued to evolve.

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