Monastery of Chartreuse St. Sauveur

Villefranche-de-Rouergue, France

The monastery of Chartreuse St Sauveur, listed monument and unmissable site in the region, is a 15th century flamboyant Gothic masterpiece. During the visit you will discover the great cloister, one of the biggest in France, the small cloister, flamboyant Gothic masterpiece, and the chapel. Built on the edge of the town between 1451 and 1459 thanks to the legacy of a rich cloth merchant from Villefranche, Vezian Valette, the monastery of Chartreuse St Sauveur is a 15th century flamboyant Gothic masterpiece. This ensemble enables one to understand how the monks lived at the heart of a charter house and to admire the precious heritage: the small cloister, the chapel and its magnificent decorated stalls, the refectory, the great cloister against which years ago the hermitages and were built that encircle the cemetery and the secrets of the community.

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Founded: 1451
Category: Religious sites in France
Historical period: Valois Dynasty and Hundred Year's War (France)

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www.tourisme-aveyron.com

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tony pedro (3 years ago)
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tony pedro (3 years ago)
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edward luscott (4 years ago)
Very historical
edward luscott (4 years ago)
Very historical
Angela OOMS (4 years ago)
Worth a visit
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