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Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez

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Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Loire
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Situated in the heart of the Pilat Regional Nature Park, the village of Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez, listed as one of the Most Beautiful Villages of France, is unusual in that it is the only village in France to occupy a former Carthusian monastery. The buildings of this monastery built in the 13th century are now home to a town hall, a school and houses.

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Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez

The magnificent village of Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez, located in the heart of the Parc Naturel Régional du Pilat, is a unique example in France of a chartreuse transformed into a village during the Revolution. Behind imposing fortified walls are charming dwellings, spread over two squares. These two parts meet by a very long corridor serving as a lane. Inside this former monastery, surprising spaces are to be discovered thanks to the guided tour. A stone tunnel allows you to leave the enclosure of the village and emerge on the creek that runs alongside the whole. Even today, the village and its walls are marked by the exceptional history of the place.

The information point offers a whole range of local products, crafts, as well as the famous liqueur of the Carthusian fathers. Nearby, a farm will allow you to find excellent cheeses and farm products.

The verdant setting of the nature park is ideal for walks and hikes.

Things to see and do

Guided tour of the Chartreuse. The murals of the fourteenth, fifteenth carved choir stalls, a reconstructed chapel.

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Chartreuse
Chartreuse
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Old kitchen
Old kitchen
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Outdoor Speakers
Outdoor Speakers
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fourteenth Painting
fourteenth Painting
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

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