LA CHARTREUSE DE NEUVILLE
Renovation of the Carthusian monastery
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Your visit promises to be a trip into the past, the present and the future. This ancient Carthusian monastery, brought back to life by a group of enthusiasts, has returned to it’s former glory whilst projecting itself into the future.
Come and see how the monastery in Neuville was rescued from oblivion. It is an innovative project that will soon enable visitors to stay overnight offering restful contemplation characteristic of monasteries of the Carthusian conviction. As new areas are gradually renovated, they open for the enjoyment of visitors: church, grand cloister, chapter room, library, monastic cell, dining-hall. The enthusiasts lead a thousand other projects too: monastery museum, vegetable garden, area for creation and experimentation. All with the same common threads: fostering dialogue, strengthening the relationship between individuals and the collective, and drawing the lessons of the past to build a better world.
The real advantage
From its founding in 1323 by Robert VII, Count of Boulogne and Auvergne, to the departure of the last Carthusian monks in 2004, the destiny of this monastery has also reflected five centuries in the region. Immerse yourself in this great history book.