Burgundy Sights

Chartreuse de Champmol

  • Av. Albert 1er Map It
  • Dijon
  • Building/Architectural Site

Published 10/16/2017

Fodor's Review

All that remains of this former charter house—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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Centre Hospitalier Spécialisé de la Chartreuse, Av. Albert 1er, Dijon, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, 21000, France

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  • Well of Moses €3.50

Published 10/16/2017


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