Museum of the Grande Chartreuse

The monastery is entirely made up of hermitages - cells where the Carthusian monks live their solitary lives of prayer and contemplation. Eighteen rooms tell the history and depict the daily lives of the hermits through countless documents and objects of daily life, but also films and testimonials by monks and their relatives. In addition to reconstitutions of the cloisters and a new hermitage, the new exhibition area reveals one of the Order's treasures, a map collection, together with a model of the Grande Chartreuse Monastery. The modern, pleasant layout of the museum provides a fascinating insight into what has motivated the sons of Saint Bruno to seek refuge and solace here for over 1000 years. Don't miss the Alpine Garden.

Useful information

Address : 

La Correrie, 38380 St-Pierre-de-Chartreuse


+33 4 76 88 60 45


8.50 € (-18 years old 3.90 €)

Opening hours

May-Sep: 10am-6.30pm; Apr: 1.30pm-6pm; Oct-Nov: 1.30pm-6pm, weekends 10am-6pm - closed Good Fri, 11 Nov

Nearby tourist attractions

Belvédère des Sangles
Belvédère des Sangles
A forest road, leading into the lovely
Gorges du Guiers Mort
Gorges du Guiers Mort
The wooded gorges are dominated by vast
Charmant Som Charmant Som
Charmant Som
A steep incline (of up to 14%)! From the
Massif de la Chartreuse Massif de la Chartreuse
Massif de la Chartreuse
Although too secluded to be reached by
Pas du Frou
Pas du Frou
Saint-Même Cirque Saint-Même Cirque
Saint-Même Cirque
Near Saint-Pierre-d'Entremont, this site
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