After it was abandoned, it was bought in 1929
by the pastor Philadelphe Delord, who founded the Association for the Treatment
of Victims of Tropical
Diseases, and particularly for victims of leprosy. But since the treatments
for leprosy became more and more effective, the Carthusian monastery needed
a new vocation. It found one in 1975, when the Association decided to
open a Center for Socio-Professional Reintegration and Readjustment.
It was thus able to continue with its mission to give aid and support to
people in difficult circumstances.
At present, the Carthusian Monastery of Valbonne has become a tourist site, offering
tours of the monument, the forest, and its vineyard; it is also a place of residence,
a cultural site, and a workplace.
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