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Annecy - Presqu'île d'Albigny
Annecy - Presqu'île d'Albigny
Sevrier - Nautic base
Sevrier - Nautic base
Veyrier-du-Lac
Veyrier-du-Lac
Talloires-Montmin - The Talloires bay
Talloires-Montmin - The Talloires bay
Doussard - Beach / Harbour
Doussard - Beach / Harbour
Le Semnoz - Annecy side
Le Semnoz - Annecy side

Chartreuse de Mélan

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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 pairs the austere architecture and partially preserved frescoes of the church with a sculpture park.

Opening period

From 01/04 to 30/06/2021.
Closed on Tuesday.

From 01/07 to 31/08/2021, daily.

01/09/2021.
Closed on Tuesday.

Coordinates

Avenue Melan

Mélan

74440 Taninges

Latitude : 46.102537

Longitude : 6.597333

Services & facilities
  • Picnic area
  • Toilets
  • Public WC
  • Exhibition space
  • Car park
  • Parking
  • Coach parking
Practical informations
Environment

Lake 5 km away

River 5 km away

Village 2 km away

Prices

Free of charge.

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