Founded by Philip the Bold at the end of the 14th century to become the necropolis of the Dukes of Burgundy of the Valois lineage, the Charterhouse of Champmol was a prodigious artistic centre where French and Northern artists worked together. The monastery, which was dismantled during the French Revolution, has preserved two major works by the Flemish sculptor Claus Sluter: the church portal, which depicts Philip the Bold and his wife Marguerite of Flanders, and the Well of Moses. The Well was erected in the centre of the large cloister and is decorated with majestic statues of King David and Moses as well as the four prophets (Isaiah, Daniel, Zechariah and Jeremiah). This strikingly realistic masterpiece by Sluter brilliantly illustrates the richness and finesse of Burgundian-Flemish sculpture of the late 14th century.
Free visit every day from 9.30 am to 5.30 pm.
Guided tours by appointment, contact the Dijon Metropolitan Tourist Office.
- Calvary and parish nclosures
- Religious heritage
- Tour de France
- Listed or registered (CNMHS)
- Temporary exhibitions
- Picnic area
The Moses Well is open daily from 9.30am to 5.30pm
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