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Burgundy Sights

Chartreuse de Champmol

  • Avenue Albert 1er Map It
  • Dijon
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Updated 04/08/2014

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All that remains of this former charterhouse—a half-hour walk from Dijon's center and now surrounded by a psychiatric hospital—are the exuberant 15th-century church porch and the Puits de Moïse (Well of Moses), one of the greatest examples of late-medieval sculpture. The well was designed by Flemish master Claus Sluter, who also created several other masterpieces during the late 14th and early 15th centuries, including one of the tombs of the dukes of

Burgundy. If you closely study Sluter's six large sculptures, you will discover the Middle Ages becoming the Renaissance right before your eyes. Representing Moses and five other prophets, they are set on a hexagonal base in the center of a basin and remain the most compellingly realistic figures ever crafted by a medieval sculptor.

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Sight Information

Address:

Centre Hospitalier Spécialisé de la Chartreuse, Avenue Albert 1er, Dijon, 21000, France

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Sight Details:

  • Well of Moses €3.50
  • Jan.–Mar. and Nov.–Dec., 9:30–12:30 and 2–5; Apr.–Oct. 9:30–12:30 and 2–5:30

Updated 04/08/2014

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