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Chartreuse de la Verne

Massif des Maures, Collobrieres, France
+33 6 65 21 67 56
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Breathtaking views and journey up the mountain

We visited the monastery earlier today. The drive to the monastery is not for the faint hearted but... read more

Reviewed August 20, 2017
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Stunningly beautiful place

Well worth the slightly hair raising drive up the mountain. Amazing views an extraordinary building... read more

Reviewed July 20, 2017
Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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Massif des Maures, Collobrieres, France
+33 6 65 21 67 56
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Reviewed August 20, 2017 via mobile

We visited the monastery earlier today. The drive to the monastery is not for the faint hearted but very exciting with sheer drops - as the monastery comes into view on the drive up it is incredible to see how it nestles into the side...More

1  Thank busby01283
Reviewed July 20, 2017 via mobile

Well worth the slightly hair raising drive up the mountain. Amazing views an extraordinary building and loads of great hiking trails. Not to be missed

1  Thank Fifilamont
Reviewed June 1, 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed spectacular views and a lovely walk here . The Chatreuse has been beautifully restored and it's such a peaceful and reflective place. The drive was a little on the scary side but some may find it exhilarating . We did a short 3.5 mile...More

1  Thank Jo H
Reviewed September 26, 2016

Having read the reviews and seen some photographs we decided this place looked and sounded interesting. This monastery requires a very tricky drive from Collobrieres or the nearby coast, and I have to say that following the visit I concluded that the monastery itself was...More

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Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

The reconstruction is awe-striking. So is the road to it. Truly a mountain road of sports car challenge. No shoulders; few guard rails of any sort; hairpin turns; blind corners: so much fun!!! Happy I had a standard to drive. Better fun!! Nice, self-guided tour...More

1  Thank Rick L
Reviewed August 8, 2016

Chartreuse de la Verne is an amazing citadel hidden in the Steeply wooded hillside on a windy twisty road from the riverside village of Collobriere. On this my second visit the walk from the carpark afforded glimpses of this spectacular building perched on the edge...More

1  Thank Mary S
Reviewed May 11, 2016

This was our fourth visit to this wonderful place. Yes it is a tricky drive, but it is well worth the effort, particularly on a sunny clear day. The effort and commitment of those who have rebuilt the once ruin is quite staggering. Closed Tuesdays

1  Thank Eileen H
Reviewed September 24, 2015

An then there's the monastery itself, totally rebuilt from the ruin we first saw some 30 years ago. We can recommend the guided tour and, for those who don't speak French, there's an informative 8-page pamphlet in English, also pamphlets are available in German, Dutch...More

2  Thank Voyageur775
Reviewed July 7, 2015

It took us a while to find the place - it is off the beaten path, but absolutely worth the trip. you need to park the car about a km away from the Monastery, but it is worth the walk! The drive is a bit...More

2  Thank Betty D
Reviewed September 19, 2014

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...More

2  Thank Stylicious
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