Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez

A Carthusian monastery has become a village in the heart of the undulating scenery of the "Parc Naturel Régional du Pilat" Nature Park. Although most of the site’s religious buildings are houses today, the 17C monastic church and its remarkable furniture, the monastery kitchen, cloister and a restored cell are open to the public thanks to the work of the Association for the Preservation of the Carthusian Monastery and Grounds.

+ d'infos : www.chartreuse-saintecroixenjarez.com

Information : Tourist Office - Tel : +33 (0)4 77 20 20 81


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Must-sees and must-dos

  • The early church (wall paintings) and old Carthusian monastery (bakery, kitchen, cell)
  • A guided tour of the village

Themes

  • Abbeys and churches : 17C church and 12C chapel
  • Unusual sights : Carthusian monastery that is now a village