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Specialty Museums · Art Museums · Mountains
Saint-Pierre-de-Chartreuse is a commune in the Isère department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in southeastern France.It is located in the Chartreuse Mountains, to the north of the city of Grenoble.The Grande Chartreuse, the head monastery of the Carthusian order is located in Saint-Pierre-de-Chartreuse.GeographyThe town is located in the heart of the Chartreuse Mountains 25 kilometers north of Grenoble.HistoryIn the Middle Ages the village was called Calma Trossa, which turned into Charme Trousse and then Chartrousse. When St. Bruno and his six companions settled near Chartrousse in June 1084 on the indication of Bishop Hugues de Grenoble, they took the name of the nearby village, and Latinized it in Cartusia. Chartreuse is the product of a mixture of Latin and Dauphinois.Media Local television : France 3 Alpes Local radio stations: Radio Couleur Chartreuse
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