A tour of the Museum and the monastery of the Grand Chartreuse, located 30 km from Grenoble in Isère. Attention zone of silence...
The great Chartreuse monastery, founded in 1084 by seven men who wanted to escape the bustle of the world, does not visit. The monks vow to devote their lives to meditation and contemplation do not want to be disturbed. To satisfy the curiosity of visitors a museum was created 2 km from the monastery. In fact there is really disappointed for the tourist because the Museum is located in old buildings of the monastery which are no longer used, the visitor during the visit well sense of isolation to the monastic life. It is also possible to get to the real Monastery located a little further but remaining outside.
For those who want to see the top of the Mountain Monastery Museum may be the starting point for hikes.
Practical information (the Museum is not open during the winter months).