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  • Address: 180, rue Georges-Bonnac, Bordeaux 33000, France
  • Hours: Winter 8am - 5pm, Summer 8:30am - 5:30pm
  • Admission: Free

Bordeaux ATTRACTIONS See all

Cimetiere de la Chartreuse Tours

The Cimetiere de la Chartreuse, in the center of Bordeaux, often invites comparisons with Paris' Pere Lachaise cemetery. They both offer a tranquil (if melancholy) time-out spot in a busy city and a vision of death and memory as seen through the grandiose lens of the 19th century sensibility.

However, whereas Pere Lachaise is crammed with buzz-name celebs like Jim Morrison and Oscar Wilde, the Chartreuse Cemetery is somewhat more B-grade. Its most famous subject, the painter Goya, isn't even there - his body is in Spain, and his spot is just a memorial.

So stop celeb-spotting (unless you really must, must see the grave of Gaugin's grandmother) and instead enjoy the grandiose 19th century monuments - urns, garlands, pyramids, Grim Reapers and all. 

Practical Info

You can get tramline A to the cemetery.

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