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Th chartreuse of the Verne

Historic site and monument, Religious heritage, Charterhouse, Classified in Collobrières
  • The Monastry of the Verne is a religious historic monument in the middle of the Maures.

  • Pierre Isnard, bishop of Toulon and Frédol d’Anduse, bishop of Fréjus, founded the Chartreuse in 1170. It was constructed on the site of an abandoned priory with the name of Our Lady of the Verne.
    The first Romanesque church was consecrated on the 3rd October 1174. It was destroyed by fire then rebuilt. Thanks to the numerous gifts and purchases, the Chartreuse of the Verne quickly became owner of land more than 3000 hectares or 7500 acres (forests, pasture, arable land and salt-pans). The...
    Pierre Isnard, bishop of Toulon and Frédol d’Anduse, bishop of Fréjus, founded the Chartreuse in 1170. It was constructed on the site of an abandoned priory with the name of Our Lady of the Verne.
    The first Romanesque church was consecrated on the 3rd October 1174. It was destroyed by fire then rebuilt. Thanks to the numerous gifts and purchases, the Chartreuse of the Verne quickly became owner of land more than 3000 hectares or 7500 acres (forests, pasture, arable land and salt-pans). The Chartreuse repeatedly suffered from fires: in 1214, 1271 and 1318. The Romanesque church withstood the destructions; the other buildings have been reconstructed.
    But in 1790 the Revolution leads to the sequestration of all the properties of the Chartreuse then in 1792, after the forced departure of the last monks, the sale of the buildings and lands as “biens nationaux”.

    On the 18th January 1921 the Chartreuse was finally classed as historic monument: “remnants in the forest” except the farm buildings and the court they enclosed. On the 1st March 1961 the state assigned the ruins to the equivalent of the Forestry Commission; this body then installed a guardian. Since 1983 the site is occupied by the sisters of the monastic order of Bethlehem, of the Assumption of the Virgin and of Saint Bruno

    The main entrance is in serpentine, a stone of volcanic origin found in the Maures. In the 17th century reconstruction this stone, extracted from a quarry in the territory of La Mole, near Cogolin, was extensively used all over the monastery.

    VERY IMPORTANT : From June the 21st to Septembre the 20th, the road RD214 who drives to the Chartreuse is subject to the fire risk rules. Before every visit, please contact the Tourist Office of Collobrieres 04 94 48 08 00 or visit the Prefecture of the Var website at http://www.var.gouv.fr/ or even the daily local press (Var Matin)
    A shop, open during visiting times offers handcrafted articles. The shop is closed on Sundays.
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    7€ per person
    5€ for groups of 10 persons and more,
    3€ per children from 12 to 18 years-old
    Free for children under the age of 12.
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    until May 31, 2022
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