Visit Chartreuse de la Verne in Collobrières, a stone's throw from your favourite campsite

Chartreuse de la Verne in Collobrières

Chartreuse de la Verne - Collobrières

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Located just a short hour from Camping de La Pascalinette®, the Maures hills lie at the heart of the Var, French Riviera-Côte d’Azur, next to the gorgeous little village of Collobrières (12 km) and Chartreuse de la Verne, also called the Monastère Notre Dame de Clémence de la Verne. Built on a rocky outcrop to protect it from invasions, this Carthusian monastery offers breathtaking views over magnificent green scenery.

Now inhabited by a community of nuns, the monastery has been destroyed and rebuilt many times. It is now considered an architectural masterpiece and was made a listed monument in 1921.

The current construction dates back to the 12th and 13th centuries. Its monumental features (pediment, gates, etc.) are built in serpentine stone from the Maures hills – a green, volcanic stone resembling marble, extracted from a quarry in La Môle (next to Cogolin).

You can visit Chartreuse de la Verne:

  • From June 1st to August 31st, every day from 11 am to 6 pm*
  • From September 1st to May 31st, every day from 11 am to 5 pm
  • Closed in January and on major religious celebrations (Christmas, Easter, Ascension, Whitsun, Assumption, All Saints)

The on-site arts & crafts shop is open on the same days, except Sundays.

Visitors can also join in the liturgical prayer, Vespers and/or mass with the religious community. Please call them for details.

*except in case of forest fire hazards, when the local hills are closed. Please call for details or go to the official website at http://www.var.gouv.fr/acces-aux-massifs-forestiers-dans-a2898.html

Chartreuse de la Verne - Collobrières
Corniche des Maures
83610 Collobrières

Latitude : 43.235274
Longitude : 6.400991

Horaires Chartreuse de la Verne - Collobrières

- June 1st to August 31st, every day from 11 am to 6 pm
- September 1st to May 31st, every day from 11 am to 5 pm