Recent Searches
Clear
Chartreuse Cemetery (Cimetiere de la Chartreuse)
Chartreuse Cemetery (Cimetiere de la Chartreuse)

Chartreuse Cemetery (Cimetiere de la Chartreuse)

The oldest cemetery in Bordeaux, Cimetière de la Chartreuse has graves dating back to the 18th century. With a mixture of grand tombs and simple graves, it’s a place of quiet contemplation.

Learn more
Winter 8am - 5pm, Summer 8:30am - 5:30pm
180, rue Georges-Bonnac, Bordeaux, 33000

The basics

Cimetière de la Chartreuse is laid out the site of the former gardens of the Chartreuse convent. It’s notable for its wide variety of monuments, from huge crypts with unsettling Grim Reapers on top to impressive pyramids and more humble offerings. The Spanish painter Goya was buried here – and though his body has since been moved to Madrid there is still a memorial to the artist. There are fewer notable graves than at other French cemeteries such as Père Lachaise in Paris, but the cemetery is a peaceful place to stroll.

Show all

Things to know before you go

  • Remember that the cemetery are considered holy, so treat your surroundings with respect.
  • The Spanish painter Goya was buried here – and though his body has since been moved to Madrid there is still a memorial to the artist.
  • The cemetery has gravel paths that are uneven in places.
Show all

How to get there

Cimetière de la Chartreuse is located in the west of Bordeaux’s city center. It’s best accessed on foot from the city center, or via tram – the Gaviniès stop on Line A is closest.

Show all

Trip ideas

How to Spend 2 Days in Bordeaux

How to Spend 2 Days in Bordeaux

Médoc Wine Tasting from Bordeaux

Médoc Wine Tasting from Bordeaux

Arcachon Oyster Tastings in Bordeaux

Arcachon Oyster Tastings in Bordeaux


When to get there

The cemetery is open every day, year-round. It makes a pleasant place to spend an hour while sightseeing in the city.

Show all

Learn about Bordeaux’s History at the Museum of Aquitaine

With a collection of over 70,000 artifacts, including ancient sculptures and jewelry and even a reconstructed early 20th-century grocery shop, the Museum of Aquitaine traces the history of Bordeaux and the surrounding region from prehistory to the present day. Highlights include the tomb of the great writer and philosopher (and one-time Mayor of Bordeaux) Michel de Montaigne, and the Roman Altar of Tutela which dates from the 1st century AD.

Show all
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What are the nearest attractions to Chartreuse Cemetery (Cimetiere de la Chartreuse)?
Q:
What else should I know about attractions in Bordeaux?
A:
As well as visiting the Chartreuse Cemetery (Cimetiere de la Chartreuse), check out these trip ideas to make the most of your visit: