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Musee de la Grande Chartreuse

La Correrie, 38380 Saint-Pierre-de-Chartreuse, France
+33 4 76 88 60 45
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Beautiful museum

The Musee de la Grande Chartreuse is both a museum as well as a former monastery. It is well worth... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2017
Johan17
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Haarlem, The Netherlands
Excellent visit - but easily done such that it is a side trip

We really wanted to see this ancient place, as our cats are the Chartreux breed. The connection of... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2017
77027
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Houston, Texas
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The Grande Chartreuse, founded by St Bruno in 1084, is a major destination in the Alps. Located in an annexe of the Monastery, the Museum is an insight into their Great Silence and the way of life of these monks. Come and experiment their faith, and try to unravel the mystery of their 900 year history, thanks to this truly monastic setting complete with historical illustrations, artefacts and models of Carthusian monasteries.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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La Correrie, 38380 Saint-Pierre-de-Chartreuse, France
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Reviewed 31 July 2017

The Musee de la Grande Chartreuse is both a museum as well as a former monastery. It is well worth visiting if you want to get a better perspective as to how monks and hermits lived in the monastery. The real monastery is accessible through...More

Thank Johan17
Esthelle Q, Responsable relations publiques at Musee de la Grande Chartreuse, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Dear Johan17, Thank you for your visit and your testimony. In order not to mislead you to go to the monastery we advise you to come and inquire at the reception of the museum. The monastery has about thirty monks and nearly four hundred in...More

Reviewed 29 July 2017

We really wanted to see this ancient place, as our cats are the Chartreux breed. The connection of the cats and the monks to the Crusades is truly remarkable. As many other reviews say, it is a quiet place that gives us ordinary people a...More

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Laura G, Responsable relations clients at Musee de la Grande Chartreuse, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you you for your comment. We hope you had a good day in Chartreuse. See you soon :)

Reviewed 5 June 2017

The mother house of the Carthusian order founded by St Bruno in the 11 Century . Although one cannot visit the monastery the atmosphere can be sensed .

Thank Thomas P
Laura G, Responsable relations clients at Musee de la Grande Chartreuse, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2017

Hello, Thank you for your visit to the Grande Chartreuse. Indeed the monastery can not be visited. But the visit of the museum allows you to understand the life of the monks. The place is very quiet and peaceful. Soon in Chartreuse

Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

I made a visit to this museum in a rally group in a Sunday morning. The visit is very well organized with audio guides in which you press the numbers indicated throughout the museum to hear explanations. They have it in English but some of...More

Thank Victoria C
Esthelle Q, Responsable relations publiques at Musee de la Grande Chartreuse, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

Hello, Thank you for your visit to the Grande Chartreuse. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit. The place is very quiet and peaceful. Soon in Chartreuse

Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Only open on Wednesdays in winter so we were lucky. There is a great collection of 17th century painting of Carthusian houses, excellent explanations about how they were organised, history of the order, and how the monks spent/ spend their time, examples of individual cells...More

Thank ElaineRy
Esthelle Q, Responsable relations publiques at Musee de la Grande Chartreuse, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2017

Hello Elaine Ry, Thank you for your visit and your compliments. We are delighted that the visit has satisfied you. Looking forward to seeing you again in Chartreuse :)

Reviewed 13 December 2016

The drive from Grenoble to Saint-Pierre-de-Chartreuse was exciting. Parking lot of the musee did had a few cars but there was no sign of life anywhere near. Entire place looked empty and far from lively. May be the sanctity of the place demanded such silence.

Thank SJBahrain
Esthelle Q, Responsable relations publiques at Musee de la Grande Chartreuse, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2017

Hello, Thank you for your visit. The Grande Chartreuse Museum is open from the 1st weekend of April to the 5th of November. Outside this period, activity around the Grande Chartreuse is at rest. We look forward to welcoming you on our opening days.

Reviewed 16 November 2016

This is a wonderful insight into the daily life of a monk, their beliefs, routine, dedication and values. You receive an audio guide which allows you to spend as much or as little time as you want in each room. The monastery is very tranquil...More

Thank James D
Esthelle Q, Responsable relations publiques at Musee de la Grande Chartreuse, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2017

Hello James D, Thank you for your visit to the Grande Chartreuse. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit. The Grande Chartreuse is a day trip . It is quite possible to visit the museum in the morning, to walk to the monastery and...More

Reviewed 20 October 2016

The Museum is located high in the mountains of the Chartreuse area in what the French call a desert meaning a remote unpopulated area and focuses on the monastery founded in the 11th century. The setting is spectacular and just walking around the outside area...More

Thank Katharine G
Laura G, Front Office Manager at Musee de la Grande Chartreuse, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2016

Hello Katharine G and many thanks for your review. To discover the carthusian order you can in one day, visit the distillery in Voiron, to understand how the monks make the famous liqueur and after come to the museum. Here you can discover all the...More

Reviewed 26 July 2016

The journey to this museum is worth it in its own right. Bus 7000 from Grenoble runs a few times a day so you need to plan carefully but it is a classic run. In summer you can request that the driver drop you at...More

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Nicolas_Diederichs, Directeur général at Musee de la Grande Chartreuse, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2016

Hello David F, We thank you for your visit to the museum. You have the possibility of making you up to the monastery on foot to see buildings, on the other hand, it is not allowed to get into the enclosed fields which are around...More

Reviewed 3 July 2016

An excellent museum to learn of the history of the Chartreuse, and the monastic life. The auto tour is excellent, and the videos that you can watch, will give you an excellent idea of monastic life. The car ride to get there through a scenic...More

Thank helena o
Nicolas_Diederichs, Directeur général at Musee de la Grande Chartreuse, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2016

Hello Helena o, Thank you for your testimony. We hope to see you soon in Chartreuse !

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