Musee de la Grande Chartreuse, Saint-Pierre-de-Chartreuse

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Take time for quiet reflection at Musee de la Grande Chartreuse, 2 km (1.2 mi) from Grand Chartreuse monastery, where visitors and motor vehicles are not allowed access. Monks and nuns built the museum to inspire future generations and educate people about this isolated community. Exhibits and an audio guide (available in English) inform you about the monks' way of life. The monastery is supported by the sale of its Chartreuse liqueur, produced since the 18th century. Add Musee de la Grande Chartreuse and other attractions to your Saint-Pierre-de-Chartreuse trip itinerary using our Saint-Pierre-de-Chartreuse vacation planner.
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  • 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 .  more »
  • 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 explanatio...  more »
  • 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 orde...  more »
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  • It was very informative with the audioguide. Well known for producing green alcohol. Great gifts for people who love drinking.
  • Is there open in April 2017? I'd love to visit there.
  • Very interesting place
  • Indicate the time when you are paying admission tickets. .. .because arrived around 5 pm no time to see everything... asked us to get this closed out at 6:30! Otherwise it's to see and it is very interesting
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  • This museum allows to trace the history of the carthusians of the 11th century to the present day. We can discover the history of St Bruno, founder of the order, the history of the building of the monastery with the different steps. The cell of the monks is reconstituted. An audio system is provided. Please allow at least 1 h 30 visit. A chocolate to the Chartreuse is offered at the end of visit.
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