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Chartreuse Arch : Chartreuse Mountains, Rhône-Alpes, France

The Chartreuse Mountains (French: massif de la Chartreuse, French: [ʃaʁ.tʁøːz]) is a mountain range in eastern France, stretching to the north from the city of Grenoble to the Lac du Bourget. It is the southernmost range in the Jura Mountains and belongs to the French Prealps.

One of the larger cities in the Chartreuse Mountains is Voiron (Isère).

The monastic Carthusian Order takes its name from these mountians, where its first hermitage was  founded in 1084. Also derived from the mountain range’s name is that of  the alcoholic cordial Chartreuse produced by the monks since the 1740s, and of the chartreuse colour, named after the drink (…wiki)

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