Chartreuse de Mélan

Chartreuse de Mélan

The site has been in existence for 700 years that has taken it from monastery and small seminary, via local orphanage to its current role as a renowned contemporary art centre and concert hall.

Visit the Charteuse de Mélan! *
Built in the 13th century, the Chartreuse de Mélan was a monastery for nuns of the Carthusian order until the French Revolution. It became a school in 1804. In 1906 it was acquired by the Department of Haute-Savoie and was converted into an orphanage in 1923. A fire in 1967 destroyed most of the buildings, taking 18 victims.

Today, only the church, the cloister, and the old farm remain standing. A blend of medieval simplicity and contemporary art, the site pairs the austere architecture and partially preserved frescoes of the church with a sculpture park.

Caractéristiques

Ouverture

From 01/07 to 31/08/2022
Opening hours daily between 10 am and 12.30 pm and between 1.30 pm and 6 pm.

From 01/09 to 31/10/2022
Opening hours on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 10 am and 12.30 pm and between 1.30 pm and 6 pm.
Closed on Tuesday.

Tarifs

Free of charge.
Garage à vélo Non
Panier repas Non
Recharge VAE Non

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