Musee de la Grande Chartreuse, Saint-Pierre-de-Chartreuse
(4.4/5 based on 120+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Nice tour in this remote corner of the civilization. Do not expect to visit the monastery which remains reserved to the life of the monks. This museum traces the history of the different carthusians. Audio guide well done. For the timid, think of taking a small jacket, some parts are cool!
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  • 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 sett...  more »
  • Modern furniture ikea, antique type dissapointing. nothing all movies (which you don't see why video exposed to the Sun) and reproductions that tell you about the abbeys scattered throughout the world. more nothing. I recommend to visit the exterior more interesting of interni.non consider him to be a true Museum.
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  • It was very informative with the audioguide. Well known for producing green alcohol. Great gifts for people who love drinking.
  • Very interesting, informative Museum. The staff is welcoming and familiar history. The only downside I would have liked to visit the monastery have to walk 2 km not obvious when we're having problems.
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  • The Museum is very interesting and very well done. Allow 2 hours of visit.
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  • Large Museum and a small shop for the purchase of souvenirs and liqueur. The audio guide is available in German language.
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  • It was a very explicit on what is a chartreuse, and Museum which are the carthusians. Videos presentations in support. The testimony of a brother "well told". The monastery itself is visible only if you take your walking shoes and a minimum of equipment for mountain comfort. Nice ride in perspective... (you're not even gone?) The monastic store offers traditional liqueurs of the carthusians, but also tasty cream Cassis... Otherwise books, DVDs, icons, cookies...
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