"The Museum of the Chartreuse Monks" Voiron Favorite Tip by Klod5

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  Musée de la Grande Chartreuse
by Klod5

Favorite thing: Here you can follow the nine hundred year history of the Chartreuse Monks and learn of the daily routine of a Monk.

You may ask for information in English and rent an audio-guide.

Located in the most beautiful section of the Chartreuse mountain range, this Museum - housed in a 12th century building - was once part of the Monastery and was the home of the Chartreuse Brothers from the 12th to the 17th century.
In a building recently restored to its original condition, this museum will introduce you to the Chartreuse world of meditation in silence and solitude.
Walking from the Church to the Cloister, going through a Monk's cell, you will discover the private life of a Chartreuse Monk inside the Monastery.
Many videos, films, photographs, paintings and artifacts will lead you through the history of the Carthusian Order and will help you understand their vocation.

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  • Written Aug 19, 2007
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