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Grand Chartreuse Mountains Low Clouds 1835 scarce original antique view print

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The Grande Chartreuse, founded by St Bruno in 1084, is a major destination in the Alps. Located in an annexe of the Monastery, the Museum is an insight into their Great Silence and the way of life of these monks. Come and experiment their faith, and try to unravel the mystery of their 900 year history, thanks to this truly monastic setting complete with historical illustrations, artefacts and models of Carthusian monasteries.

The Grande Chartreuse, founded by St Bruno in 1084, is a major destination in the Alps. Located in an annexe of the Monastery, the Museum is an insight into their Great Silence and the way of life of these monks. Come and experiment their faith, and try to unravel the mystery of their 900 year history, thanks to this truly monastic setting complete with historical illustrations, artefacts and models of Carthusian monasteries.

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The Grand Chartreuse Wall Art Prints by John Robert Cozens

That we should be drawn to the story of monks living in silence probably comes as little surprise; the themes of quiet and solitude have come up repeatedly here at Interesting Thing of the Day. But we were frankly shocked to discover that life at the Grande Chartreuse, as depicted in the film, seemed completely at odds with our image of what has been called one of the most ascetic monastic orders in the world. The monks’ cells looked quite comfortable and reasonably spacious. The monastery’s setting in the Alps was simply breathtaking. Even the food looked amazing—no shortage of fresh produce and delicious-looking bread. We also saw a few moments of monks at play and got a small taste of their sense of humor. They seemed, to me, quite comfortable, well-adjusted, and serene—yet intensely focused on their work. I turned, as usual, to the Web to get more details about the monastery and the order of which it is a part.