Abandoned Chartreuse de Bel Sito aka Chateau des sœurs Papin

Abandoned Chartreuse de Bel Sito of Floirac

The Chartreuse de Bel Sito also known as the Chateau des sœurs Papin, chateau abandonné bouliac and chateau de bouliac is on Chemin de Beaufeu and Chemin des Plateaux, the commune of Floirac, Bordeaux, the region of Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France.

Abandoned Chartreuse de Bel Sito aka Chateau des sœurs Papin

Up on the hillsides of Floirac near the Garonne valley lays the amazingly beautiful and decaying Chartreuse de Bel Sito. The land was purchased in 1825 by Nathaniel Johnston. Here he built the charter house in the 1830’s. He died childless here and Pierre-François Guestier bought the property.

Abandoned Chartreuse de Bel Sito aka Chateau des sœurs Papin
The Stables

Napoleon the III is said to have visited and noted that this was one of the 3 most beautiful properties in Bordeaux.

Abandoned Chartreuse de Bel Sito aka Chateau des sœurs Papin

The property was purchased in 2006 and several plans to have the site demolished and filled with apartments, a hotel or retirement home have come about. Many local do not wish to see the gorgeous hillside covered in trees and filled with history to have such a fate. As of 2011, it is owned by DOMOFRANCE.

Abandoned Chartreuse de Bel Sito aka Chateau des sœurs Papin
The is nearby at the Chateau du Dragon

In 2018, some of the property was subject to arson. This property has become a place filled with expression. The interiors and exteriors becoming a testament to extreme graffiti, vandalism and decay. Nature overcoming the walls, engrossing the forgotten relic of history. A beautiful place for escape on the Floirac hillside. Some of these photographs also show the very nearby Chateau du Dragon.

Abandoned Chartreuse de Bel Sito aka Chateau des sœurs Papin
Abandoned Chartreuse de Bel Sito aka Chateau des sœurs Papin
Abandoned Chartreuse de Bel Sito aka Chateau des sœurs Papin
Etchings out of the wood above the door
Abandoned Chartreuse de Bel Sito aka Chateau des sœurs Papin
Abandoned Chartreuse de Bel Sito aka Chateau des sœurs Papin

Abandoned Chartreuse de Bel Sito aka Chateau des sœurs Papin

Where is the heavily graffiti filled abandoned Chateau Papin / Chartreuse de Bel Sito located? You can find it with these coordinates. 44.826046, -0.516382.

Abandoned Chartreuse de Bel Sito aka Chateau des sœurs Papin
Aerial view of the abandoned Chartreuse

Images by Thierry Llansades and used under CC By NC-ND-2.0.

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