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Charterhouse Port-Sainte-Marie

  • la chartreuse
  • Chartreuse Port-Sainte-Marie
  • Chartreuse Port-Sainte-Marie
  • centre économique
  • Cloître
  • Un espace repos dans le cloitre
  • Parcours de pause aquarelle
  • Fléchage du parcours de découverte
  • Panneau explicatif
  • Panneau explicatif
  • Ruines de la Chartreuse Port Sainte Marie
  • la tour
  • Carnet d'aventures
  • Flyer visite guidée pour groupe de randonnée
  • Flyer visite guidée pour groupe de randonnée
  • livret pedagogique
  • gravure
  • Randonnée à la Chartreuse Port-Sainte-Marie
  • façade entrée
  • La tour
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The Chartreuse Port-Sainte-Marie, founded in 1219, on the banks of the Sioule in a protected natural setting, is the only medieval charterhouse in Auvergne. This monastery marked the history of Combrailles for more than five centuries.
Abandoned during the Revolution, one can now walk through the remains of this old charterhouse to discover the organization of a Carthusian monastery and how hermit monks lived in this community. The site is listed as a historic monument because of its archaeological potential. Guided tours are available every Thursday in summer, and on request, all year round for groups.

The association of Friends of the Charterhouse ensures the protection of this site and initiates artistic, cultural and heritage activities.
The Charterhouse has made its mark on economic and cultural history throughout Combrailles, and as far as Limagne, for more than five centuries. Abandoned to the Revolution, its goods were scattered, in particular, in the neighboring churches (Manzat, Pontgibaud). Today, the remains of the monument highlighted by the Friends of the Charterhouse association, allow us to understand the architectural organization of a Charterhouse. The site, the medieval layers of which remain untouched, has a major archaeological potential for understanding the Carthusian architectural evolution.
The association of the Friends of the Charterhouse Port Ste Marie, has been ensuring for more than forty years the safeguard and the enhancement of the site via volunteer projects. Each year, cultural and artistic projects are undertaken, in particular with the children of the Combrailles schools who, along with local artists, create items which are installed on the site for the summer period, alongside a short story competition and an artistic competition.
Visits with workshops can be offered to school or peri-educational structures. Educational tools are available on the association's website.
The association's volunteers offer guided tours every Thursday and Sunday afternoon during the summer period and on request all year round for groups. These visits can be supplemented by hikes combining heritage discovery and discovery of the natural environment of the Sioule valley.
During the summer period, you can explore old games, a box of books and undertake step by step watercolour painting.
Opening day(s)

All year long 2023

Every day

  • Visit :
    • Educational visits
    • Guided tours
    • Tour free of charge
  • Visites :
    • Average group visit length (minutes) 60
    • Average individual visit length (minutes) 60
  • Type of culturel patrimony :
    • Historic site and monument
Equipment & Services
  • Services :
    • Services
  • Grouping by age (EN) :
    • Children
  • Entertainment :
    • Children's entertainment
    • Temporary exhibition
    • Handicrafts workshops


  • Payment methods :
    • Cheque
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Charterhouse Port-Sainte-Marie
lieu dit la chartreuse RD 61
GPS Lat 45.9087121 Long 2.80218905
Phone : +33 4 73 26 68 44
Mob : +33 6 83 80 80 66
  • Spoken language(s) :
    • French