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Chartreuse Cellars

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Address: 10 Boulevard Edgard Kofler, 38500, Voiron, France
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+33 4 76 05 81 77
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Free guided tour of the Chartreuse cellar and the distillery where the...

Free guided tour of the Chartreuse cellar and the distillery where the Chartreuse monks make the Chartreuse liqueurs. Includes a 3D movie and a tasting.

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A must do when in Voiron

I visited the Chartreuse Cellars 2 weeks ago with a colleague whilst we were working in the area and it was one of the best distillery tours I've been on. There was only 3 of us... read more

Reviewed 21 February 2017
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United Kingdom
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49 reviews
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Reviewed 21 February 2017

I visited the Chartreuse Cellars 2 weeks ago with a colleague whilst we were working in the area and it was one of the best distillery tours I've been on. There was only 3 of us on the tour so the tour guide translated everything into English for us, something they don't normally do if there is a large group.... More 

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Reviewed 16 November 2016

Even if you don't know or think you don't like this liqueur you will be surprised. The museum at the beginning is a fascinating insight into the drink itself, its long history, and how it is used/consumed today. The tour itself is excellent. Not too long and very interesting. The tasting at the end is probably the most popular and... More 

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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 November 2016

Took my US friends to a different event, a tour at the Chartreuse distillery. The tour and the tasting afterwards is all free which is great but the tour is in French only. You are given a leaflet and some of the poster does have translation into English. Very impressive cellar, 19 50,000 liters 100 years old Russian oak vats.... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 12 November 2016

The historical aspect alone is just extrordinary. But you get a (free) visit with a guide of the cave. The immense barrel of solid oak are a sight. Then there is a very good 3D movie presentation. All this is topped by a degustation of a glass of Chartreuse. A magnificient visit

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Thank PapaMinou
France
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

This is a very nice space to promote the wonderful liquers made by the Chartreuse monks since 1605. The guide was interesting and informative and the museum fascinating. Afterwards the guide introduced all the products in the tasting room, and we were given a choice of tasting one. Of course all are offered in the sales shop, plus a few... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

An acquired taste; Chartreuse distillery has some of the most fantastic liquors ever made. Unique in colour and spirit, the cellars provide an inspiring view of the complexity for those travelling to the area. With the Alps in the background and a collection of different elixirs that have been on the market for over 300 years the cellars were certainly... More 

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Thank Ed M
France
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Reviewed 3 September 2016

Always a good day if you combine the museum at St Pierre de Chartreuse, a walk to the monastary and the factory but once again the staff make no effort to translate some pf the tour into english. This really lets it down. I can speak a little french but this really needs addressing as there are many nationailities there.

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Thank Doodah99
Chartreuse1605, Responsable relations publiques at Chartreuse Cellars, responded to this review

Hello, We thank you very much for your interest in Chartreuse. We do make free guided tours in English for groups of 10+ people on reservation. For individual visitors, we give translations of the tour on leaflets which you can get at the reception desk. We hope we will be able to welcome you in English next time ! Sincerely More 

Birmingham, Alabama
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Reviewed 12 August 2016

During your visit, you get a tiny peek at the carefully-guarded secret of the crafting of Chartreuse liquor. No photos or videos are allowed in the distillery (for good reason!). The visit is free: you are guided through the distillery and given information about the history of the liquor; you also see a 3-D movie about how the Chartreuse monastery... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

You start with a 30 to 45 min visit of the distillery. We did it with a group of 20 with 10 young children. The guide was very nice and knew a lot. She was also great with kids ( her name was Tatiana I believe ). After a visit, short movie and Q&A we headed to a chartreuse tasting.... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 July 2016

The Chartreuse Distillery is an essential visit when in Grenoble and is a wonderful complement to a visit to the monastery and museum in the mountains a few miles away. The distillery is located in the pleasant town of Voiron (itself worth a wander round) with cellars dating back to the 19th century. The distillery offers an excellent free tour... More 

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