The Chartreuse is an essential place of passage for Molsheim, capital of the counter-reform, located on the Alsace wine route about twenty kilometers from Strasbourg.
The convent buildings allow you to discover reconstituted cells of monks, the cloisters and the medicinal garden.
This Carthusian monastery is a Museum of Archeology, Art and History.
A wing of the Priory house houses the Bugatti Foundation which perpetuates through the presentation of 3 cars, a chassis, unusual objects of furniture and documents the memory of the Family and the brilliant builder Ettore Bugatti (1881-1947 ).
Do not leave without seeing the conventual buildings including reconstructed Carthusian cells and the cloister being restored by volunteers.
At the gates of the Bruche valley, Molsheim was a possession of the bishops of Strasbourg since the High Middle Ages.
The city experienced its heyday after the Reformation, with the arrival of various religious orders including the Jesuits (1580-1765) and the Carthusians (1598-1792).
Came the Revolution. Molsheim became, during the 19th and 20th centuries, an important industrial and craft center.
It is this rich and varied adventure that is presented, from the first traces of human occupation in the region (Paleolithic) to the painful memories of the Second World War.
Several rooms are devoted to the medieval history of the city as well as to the religious orders established before 1789.
Memories of the 19th century complete this evocation of Molsheim and its close region with, in particular, a room dedicated to the sculptor Philippe GRASS ( 1801-1876).
Today, by walking through the cloister, the restored and partly furnished cells, the visitor discovers what was the daily life of these Carthusians who came to seek peace and protection in our city.
They came to take refuge in Molsheim where they founded a monastery in 1598. Despite some transformations, a large part of the buildings remains today.
The Tourist Office offers guided tours for groups all year round by reservation.
Visits are possible from May to October closed on Tuesdays.
Week-End – Holidays
From May 2th to June 14th
2 – 5 pm
From June 15th to September 15th
10 – 12 am / 2 – 6 pm
2 – 5 pm
From September 16th to October 15th
2 – 5 pm
Contact information :
Musée de la Chartreuse – 4 Cour des Chartreux – 67120 Molsheim
Tel : 03.88.49.59.38 – E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org