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Chartreuse de la Verne

Massif des Maures, Collobrieres, France
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Eemnes, The Netherlands
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 via mobile

Probably one of the biggest monasteries we've ever visited. The drive there is lovely but quite adventurous and not once did we see the monastery. We parked our car in the car park and from there it is about 750m walk and suddenly the monastery dooms up out of the forrest. The staff was really nice and helpful. They offer... More

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Bath
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Great to look around and well restored. Unfortunately it was foggy so we could not see the panorama to St Tropez.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Wonderful place, so peaceful, well renovating, lost on the hills surrounding by a lovely forest and with amazing views. The drive to get there is lovely (drive slowly and careful though!!!). A true moment of authenticity and peace, away from the tumult of the season (if being there in July and August). Extremely refreshing and truly inspiring!!! Not to be... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

My boyfriend and I decided to drive to Chartreuse de la Verne (we actually were hiking there one day but we got caught in a thunderstorm and we got paranoid there were large animals in the forest so we chickened out after about an hour... but if you would like the hiking trail contact me and i'll be happy to... More

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Dendermonde, Belgium
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

this is something you have to visit it is a long way up the montain but the view is spectacular ! Do visit the cartreuse the have a small museum. Did you know you can join immidiatly?

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Genoa, Italy
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66 reviews 66 reviews
20 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Le Charteuese is hidden in the mountain, between the woods. it is a place to recharge the spirit to remain in silence. The visit inside the Monastery is very interesting as the video explaining the daily life of the nuns, still living in the Chartereuse. You can buy their production of wood holy sculptures, honey, herbs. The ticket is 6... More

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UK
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53 reviews 53 reviews
18 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

La Chartreuse de Verne is hidden away in the Massif des Maures but relatively easy to access from Collobrieres (11 kms) alomg a narrow but well-paved forestry road. The Chartreuse was founded in the 12th century but fell into ruin. There is an interesting photographic exhibition showing the state of disrepair from which has emerged a faithful recent reconstruction. The... More

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

What a place ! The drive is beautiful and this Chartreuse is such a beauty. The visit takes 30 minutes and it is superb. The renovation has been long but the result is very nice. This is a very nice place to visit, the views are stunning, we really enjoyed it.

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Turin, Italy
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

A peace of paradise one hour from Saint-Tropez. The buildings are beautiful and have been very well renovated. The monks are still producing and selling what they prepare. The place is very restful and we had a fantastic time.

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Fishers, Indiana
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143 reviews 143 reviews
52 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

Driving through the spectacular Massif du Maure is exciting enough with its twists, turns and mountain views, but if you can afford a one hour break, take the 5km road to see this ancient monestary. Even if you are not a religious person ou will enjoy seeing this rennovated site and learning its history form the 12th century. The views... More

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