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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  • An overview of the monasteries of the great Chartreuse and life past and present of the monks. Close to the main monastery (cannot be visited), in a remarkable site, walk through the forest trails.
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  • Five years ago, I watched the film, Into Great Silence. And then, Grande Chartreuse became the place which I really wanted to visit in my life. Two years ago, I finally visited here from Grenoble! I r...  more »
  • Very informative tour led us to discover the way of life of the monks. Attention in the winter the Museum is open only on Wednesday and it is very cold in the rooms. After the tour you can walk to the monastery of the great chartreuse and the tour: impressive building, but cannot be visited. The site is great, it feels like a great serenity in this remote place
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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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