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.


Animaux acceptés : Non

Animaux acceptés avec supplément : Non


  • Picnic area
  • Toilets
  • Public WC
  • Exhibition space
  • Car park
  • Parking nearby
  • Coach parking


  • Guided individual tours
  • Unguided group tours
  • Guided group tours
  • Educational visits
  • Coach access
  • Room hire
  • Tourist brochures
  • Guided tours
  • Unguided individual tours
  • Spot photo


  • Lake 5 km away
  • River 5 km away
  • Village 2 km away

Organisme de réservation

Chartreuse de Mélan

E-mail : Telephone : 04 50 33 23 73

Praz de Lys Sommand Tourisme

E-mail : Telephone : 04 50 34 25 05


Free of charge.

Payment methods

  • Check
  • Cash

Language spoken

  • English English
  • French French

Prestation d'activités

  • Activity
  • Children's entertainment
  • Temporary exhibition
  • Handicrafts workshops

Prestations visites groupées

  • Unguided group tours available permanently
  • Guided group tours on request

Prestations visites individuelles

  • Unguided individual tours available permanently
  • Guided individual tours on request

Tourisme adapté

  • Mental disability
  • Accessible for wheelchairs with assistance

Type de clientèle

  • Groups
  • Home school groups


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Avenue Melan
74440 Taninges
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