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Chartreuse de Mélan

Historic site and monument, Religious building, Charterhouse, Cloister, Church in Taninges

  • 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...
    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.
Services
  • Accessibility

    • Mentally impaired
  • Activities

    • Activities
    • Temporary exhibitions
  • Equipment

    • Picnic area
    • Toilets
    • Public toilets
    • Exhibition hall
    • Car park
    • Parking nearby
    • bus parking
  • Services

    • Guided visits
    • Self-guided visits (groups only)
    • Guided visits (groups only)
    • Educational visits
    • Coach access
    • Room hire
    • Tourist brochures
    • Guided tours
    • Self-guided visits
  • Rates
  • Free
Openings

Openings

  • From April 1, 2021 until June 30, 2021
    Closed On Tuesday
    * De 10h00 à 12h30 et de 13h30 à 18h00
  • From July 1, 2021 until August 31, 2021
    Opened Everyday
    * De 10h00 à 12h30 et de 13h30 à 18h00
  • From September 1, 2021 until October 31, 2021
    Closed On Tuesday
    * De 10h00 à 12h30 et de 13h30 à 18h00