SAINT CHARLES STORE ANTWERP
The second Saint Charles store in Europe has opened on a historic monastery site in the centre of Antwerp in a remarkable connection. Respecting the legacy of the historic site, a new Saint Charles store is being built on the grounds of a listed 15th century monastery.
The history of the monastery begins as early as 1238 with the first monks and nuns who cared for the needy on site. The Antwerp botanist and pharmacist Pieter Coudenberg (1517-1599) is considered the founder of the Botanical Garden. In his historic monastery pharmacy on the grounds, herbs from the garden were processed directly into remedies. What could be more fitting for Saint Charles and our philosophy of Traditional European Medicine? It was fate that our paths crossed.
FOUNDER SAINT CHARLES VIENNA
PHARMACIST ALEXANDER EHRMANN
"The first time I stood in front of the monument to the pharmacist Peeter van Coudenberghe in the Botanical Garden, the penny dropped. It almost seemed like a historic commission, a connection that couldn't really be coincidental. This extraordinary project fascinated and excited us from the very first minute."
A new chapter
The historical pharmacy
The 18th century pharmacy is now being given a new lease of life and is the first Saint Charles store in Benelux. The traditional furnishings, such as cupboards and shop elements, have been preserved and lovingly restored.
The store has around 400 Saint Charles products from the areas of natural cosmetics, aromatherapy and nutritional supplements. „Wir möchten unseren Kunden die Schätze der Natur und deren Wirkung mit kompetenter Beratung näherbringen. Dazu werden in unserem Storekonzept möglichst viele Sinne angesprochen. Allen voran spielt die Olfaktorik und deren Wirkung auf Psyche und Körper eine große Rolle“, so Saint Charles CEO Richard König.
Our Saint Charles store in Antwerp is just the beginning of something big. Mehr dazu bald in Kürze. We look forward to your visit.