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We visited the Chartreuse de la Verne

La Chartreuse de la Verne is a former Carthusian establishment, founded in 1170.
it is located on the commune of Collobrières, in the heart of the Maures massif, on the border of the dioceses of Fréjus and Toulon, in the Var department, in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region.

Around 1170, Pierre Isnard , bishop of Toulon,
and Frédol d’Anduze, bishop of Fréjus, decide to found
a monastery
under the name of the Virgin and choose
the Carthusian order already present in Montrieux,
in the diocese of Marseille.

The first Romanesque church was consecrated on October 3, 1174.
It was destroyed by fire and rebuilt, but was pillaged in 1416 by the lords of Bormes.
The monastery existed until 1789, the date of the French revolution which caused the departure of the Carthusians for Italy.

In the Var hinterland, nestled among chestnut trees, this imposing, magnificently restored building is classified as a historic monument. HJLepetit photos (click on the image to enlarge it)