Cimetière de la Chartreuse (La Chartreuse Cemetery), Bordeaux
rue François-de-Sourdis, Bordeaux 33000
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Contact:+33 5 56 93 17 20
Open Hours: Winter 8a-5p, summer 8:30a-5:30p
Known as Bordeaux's answer to Paris' famous Père Lachaise Cemetery, many well-known people are buried here, ... More
Cimetière de la Chartreuse (La Chartreuse Cemetery)
Known as Bordeaux's answer to Paris' famous Père Lachaise Cemetery, many well-known people are buried here, including Goya, Lacour, Flora Tristan and Gauguin's grandmother. Like its larger counterpart, it is also home to an amazing variety of monuments and thus offers a window onto the world of 19th-century sculpture. Its suitably peaceful atmosphere is also reminiscent of the Parisian cemetery. Cimetière de la Chartreuse is the oldest and largest burial site in Bordeaux.
It was interesting to wander around this massive cemetery. The tombs and sepulchres really are quite different to anything you would see in a cemetery in Britain - much more grandiose. Obviously you don't have to pay to go in as well.
High above Toulouse, this vast necropolis is like a city within a city. Cypress and magnolia trees surround the richly
decorated tombs, and the exceptional site has an amazing view of the city below. Some famous locals are buried ...
Cassis and La Ciotat at 12km apart, are the bookends on the shelf of the Mediterranean coast around Marseilles. The
12km stretch overhangs the sea beyond the highest cliffs in Europe 394m of ochre coloured rock which descends sharply ...
This museum changes its poster exhibition three times a year. The collections are diverse, sometimes devoted to a specific French
or foreign artist, such as Toulouse Lautrec or Folon, sometimes concerned with such themes as the bicycle, May 1968, ...