The choice of a burial place is becoming more and more an issue in a context of increasing mobility from rural areas to cities, from small cities to big cities and through international immigration. Cities are rapidly growing all over the world. It is anticipated that in a few years more than half of the world population will live in big cities. As a consequence in Paris, for instance, less than half of the inhabitants were born and brought up in the Ile-de France region. Settling in a new place is often accompanied by a feeling of belonging which arises through the stability and the permanency of the established ties with a particular place and by its inscription into duration through an individual and family project. To identify oneself to a place means that this place acquires a central role and is affectively important. Mobility sometimes even produces multi-centred investments, and is it not only the place of birth and early childhood that constitutes equally strong affective familiar and environmental ties. Death is mostly seen as a return to more affective and religious roots and a detachment of life projects. It is also a more individual choice (in GB, for instance, very few do speak with their partner about their choice). It is, in most countries a preoccupation since it has to be anticipated whether for religious reasons as for instance in India, or for material reasons as it is the case in Europe. Traditionally people were born, grew up, married within their surroundings and mostly died where they lived for their whole life. In Europe and America, the natural choice of a burial place was within the family grave and easily followed the dominant cultural and religious prescriptions. In present days, the choice of a burial place seems to be rather complex and raises potentially a series of questions which often represent conflicts in the moment of the decision. The objective of this symposium is to gain insight about the way in which people take or do not take a decision about the choice of their burial place. More precisely the following questions will be raised: What is the influence of the physical and social attachment to the place of current residence, versus the physical and emotional attachment to the place where one has grown up? What is the weight of ascendant family ties? How do religious considerations influence the decision?