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This is one of the most peaceful places I have ever had the privilege of visiting. So do all the bees and the butterflies on the Cote d'Azure. I have never seen a garden in such perfect ecological balance. Every leaf and stalk sways gently...More
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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