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    by Marie-Claude Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Le Musée de la Chartreuse, Voiron

    There is a small museum in Voiron about the products of the Chartreuse monks. A guided tour of the cellars is free of charge. The tour includes a 3d movie and a liqueur tasting. (Very interesting)The boutique has great quality price product.
    I recommand it to all.
    If you want to know more about the monks they have a museum next to their monastery in St Pierre de Chartreuse . Worth the detour! The area is beautiful

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  • Kyriad Voiron Chartreuse

    72 COURS BECQUART,CASTELBON, Castelbon, VOIRON, Fr

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Business

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    by Klod5 Written Aug 19, 2007

    Favorite thing: Here you can follow the nine hundred year history of the Chartreuse Monks and learn of the daily routine of a Monk.

    You may ask for information in English and rent an audio-guide.


    Located in the most beautiful section of the Chartreuse mountain range, this Museum - housed in a 12th century building - was once part of the Monastery and was the home of the Chartreuse Brothers from the 12th to the 17th century.
    In a building recently restored to its original condition, this museum will introduce you to the Chartreuse world of meditation in silence and solitude.
    Walking from the Church to the Cloister, going through a Monk's cell, you will discover the private life of a Chartreuse Monk inside the Monastery.
    Many videos, films, photographs, paintings and artifacts will lead you through the history of the Carthusian Order and will help you understand their vocation.

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    by Klod5 Written Aug 19, 2007

    Favorite thing: The Chartreuse Order of cloistered monks (The Carthusians) was founded in 1084, making it – at more than 900 years old - one of the oldest religious orders in Christianity.
    Its founder, Bruno – later Saint Bruno – was born in Cologne, Germany, in circa 1030. He studied at the University of Reims and later became a professor and then dean of the university. His skill and dedication as an educator made the university famous throughout all of Europe.
    At the height of his celebrity, he decided to give up the honors and glory of the world and seek his true vocation – to live quietly and meditatively and embrace the monastic life.
    He attempted several times to find an ideal site for meditative solitude but was unsuccessful in his search until June1084 when, arriving in Grenoble with six companions on a similar search, he met with the local bishop - Hugues - who had a reputation as a religious reformer.
    Hugues had recently dreamed he saw God building a home for Himself in the heart of the Chartreuse Mountains.
    In this dream, Hughes saw seven stars pointing to an unpopulated area that was known as "The Desert of Chartreuse".
    When Bruno and his six companions arrived, the bishop believed them to be the manifestation of his dream and led the seven companions to the place God had shown him.
    They found the remote area exactly what they had been looking for.
    The seven quickly built simple individual wooden cells.
    Their leader, Bruno, felt the rigors of the solitary life needed occasional companionship so a couple of larger buildings -- a chapel and a dining hall - were built.
    These principles - solitary meditation with rare brotherly congregation - direct the lives of the Chartreuse fathers even today.

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    by Klod5 Written Aug 19, 2007

    Favorite thing: Véritable havre de paix au cœur de la ville, le parc municipal est un espace de senteurs et de couleurs accessible à tous et ouvert gratuitement tout au long de l’année.

    Il s’étend sur 30 400 m² de verdure et de massifs floraux multicolores. On compte 300 essences d’arbres (cèdre, pin, ginko, chêne, marronnier, platane, magnolia, érable...) dont beaucoup sont centenaires.

    A découvrir en particulier au milieu de cette forêt verdoyante un platane haut de 50 mètres s’appuyant sur un tronc de 6 mètres de circonférence.

    Vieux de plus de 240 ans, il est classé par la fédération Rhône-Alpes de protection de la nature parmi les arbres remarquables de la région.

    Vous croiserez, au cours de vos promenades, les habitants permanents de cet espace de détente et de loisirs : daims, paons, canards et oies, qui s'ébattent paisiblement sur les pelouses ou au fil des pièces d’eau et ruisseaux du parc. A suivre notamment les jeux des canards et des oies dans la pièce d’eau principale de 2500 m².

    Un centre nautique, un mini-golf et une aire de jeux complètent ce décor.

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