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Elixir végétal de la Grande Chartreuse, 69° (10 cl)

Made by the Carthusian Fathers since 1764 according to the instructions of the Manuscript given to them by the Duke of Estrées in 1605, the Elixir Végétal contains 130 medicinal and aromatic plants. It is a very effective digestive and tonic! Pour a few drops on a lump of sugar, in a little sweetened water, as an infusion or in a toddy.
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The Elixir is quite simply the origin of the whole range of Chartreuse which follows from it, it is an essential product for any self-respecting Chartreuse lover.

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Presented in a 10 cl bottle protected from light by a wooden case, which ensures perfect conservation.

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Since 2022, CAVE SA has been the official importer of Chartreuse in French-speaking Switzerland.Founded in 1084, the Carthusian Order is one of the oldest monastic orders in Christianity. It was founded by Bruno, who was born in Cologne around 1030. A highly esteemed professor and later rector of the cathedral school of Rheims, he was at the height of his fame when he decided to follow what he considered to be his true vocation: to leave the world and honours in order to live for God alone and "embrace the monastic life". With six friends and after several unsatisfactory attempts, he came to Grenoble, attracted by the reputation of the young bishop Hugh. In a dream, he saw God building a house for his glory in the heart of a mountain called "Chartreuse", a place so sparsely inhabited that it was nicknamed "the desert"; seven stars showed him the way. Seeing in the arrival of Bruno and his six friends the response of Providence to this mysterious dream, he led his visitors there. It was June 1084 and Bruno recognised in this solitary place the place he was looking for. It would be the site of the future Grande Chartreuse. Wooden cells were quickly built, with a gallery linking them to a chapel and some buildings intended for community life, because Bruno thought it was necessary to combine...

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