This is our village cemetery; photographed on our way back from a restaurant recently. It simply looked so beautiful.
In France cemeteries are not usually connected to the church, either physically or in terms of ownership. In fact they are usually owned by the 'commune', or Mayor's office; and a fee is paid to them to be buried there.
Our village cemetery is about 200 metres down the hill from the church, and is quite a pleasant area. It is less than 2 kms from our house.
If I should die in France this is where I shall be buried. If I die in England I shall be cremated and half my ashes will (I hope) be taken to France, and maybe the other half sprinkled into the sea.
Knowing where one would wish to be buried is not always evident. If one is lucky enough to have lived one's whole life in the same place, there is no problem. But if one has moved about a lot, a choice has to be made.
We do have a family burial 'mausoleum' in Crawley Sussex, which is ours 'in perpetuity' (I still have the paperwork), but I can't see myself taking advantage of it.
My preference would certainly be the cemetery above. At the last time of asking they said the cost would be about €250.