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Saint-Pierre-de-Chartreuse

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Saint-Pierre-de-Chartreuse is a commune in the Isère department in southeastern France.It is located in the Chartreuse Mountains, to the north of the city of Grenoble.The Grande Chartreuse, the head monastery of the Carthusian order is located in Saint-Pierre-de-Chartreuse.GeographyThe town is located in the heart of the Chartreuse Mountains 25 kilometers north of Grenoble.HistoryIn the Middle Ages the village was called Calma Trossa, which turned into Charme Trousse and then Chartrousse. When St. Bruno and his six companions settled near Chartrousse in June 1084 on the indication of Bishop Hugues de Grenoble, they took the name of the nearby village, and Latinized it in Cartusia. Chartreuse is the product of a mixture of Latin and Dauphinois.Media Local television : France 3 Alpes Local radio stations: Radio Couleur ChartreuseEconomyEarly twentieth centurySaint-Pierre-de-Chartreuse has lived of agriculture for a long time, like all mountain townships, and also of the wood trade, the forest being composed primarily of conifers. In the early twentieth century, tourism took an important place, including the construction of the 'Grand Som' high-end hotel that hosted famous guests including Queen Victoria of England for example.
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