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Chapelle du Rosaire

446 Avenue Henri Matisse, 06141 Vence, France
04-93-58-03-26
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Ranked #4 of 15 Attractions in Vence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Art Museums, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Churches/ Cathedrals, Cultural
Attraction details
Type: Historic Sites, Art Museums, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Churches/ Cathedrals, Cultural
Hours:
Mon - Thu 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Tue 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Thu 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Sat 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I first visited the chapel in 1978. It has stayed with me ever since. I can't imagine how crowded it gets these days, try to go at a quiet time. Allow time to sit quietly and empty your head. While you can certainly enjoy the Foundation Maeght, a nice lunch in a cafe, maybe the Fragonard tour in Grasse, nothing... More 

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Grasse, France
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58 reviews 58 reviews
39 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I kind of discovered Matisse properly whilst living in the cote d'Azur and a visit to this chapel was a logical progression and I'm very pleased I went. It is beauty and simplicity combined. I suggest you go along on a nice sunny day (which tends to apply most days in Vence) as it is very much the light which... More 

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Cork
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

The chapel, Matisse's masterpiece, is simple and beautiful, and the exhibition downstairs, which illustrates how apparent simplicity of design was hard won, adds greatly to appreciation of the chapel itself. Just a few minutes walk from Vence town centre.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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90 reviews 90 reviews
17 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Although this was a nice chapel with lovely stained glass windows I felt the whole experience was a little underwhelming but still worth seeing. About a 10 - 15 minute walk uphill from the centre of Vence. Like some other reviewers I felt the 6 euro entrance fee was a little much. The windows are lovely with the Matisse cut... More 

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Brighton
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47 reviews 47 reviews
18 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

I had been to the amazing Matisse exhibition at the Tate Modern in London and was really keen to see the Chapelle du Rosaire in Vence. On our visit to the south of France I was not disappointed. After a bus ride from St Paul de Vence and on arrival in Vence it wasn't too clear which way to go... More 

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Uralla, Australia
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153 reviews 153 reviews
48 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This splendid small chapel can be reached by bus from Nice(1.5 e) then about 10 min walk up from the Vence bus station.The chapel redefined our notion of how a chapel usually is.It is light and airy,fully designed by Matisse right down to the doors and chairs.Magnificent stained glass windows changed the light with the time of day and superb... More 

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IPSWICH
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

A bit out of the way, but for me well worth the trip. Sitting in the chapel, sunlight streaming through the Matisse stained glass windows which cast an everchanging glow on the white tiles, tiles etched with stunning art; I felt enveloped by and at one with an inspiring artistic/religious installation. Seeing the video (available on net flicks) before the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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78 reviews 78 reviews
17 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

It is a small chapel but worth the visit to see the work of Matisse. The stained glass windows and drawings are delightful. I marvelled at the reflection of the coloured glass on the white, shiny floor, as well as the soft shade of lilac that reflects on the magnificent carved, white door. No pictures can be taken anywhere inside... More 

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Valbonne, France
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112 reviews 112 reviews
25 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

If you're not interested in Matisse and art history this isn't the place for you. We've been wanting to visit for a long time and it is a fascinating experience. Smaller inside than I'd expected, but the stained glass windows were every bit as beautiful as I'd hoped. And for me, the priests robes that Matisse designed were the highlight,... More 

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Houston, Texas
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84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Yes 6 euro is pricey for this visit and the sisters are making a mint from it. But that isn't to say that the place doesn't have its own beauty and interest. We arrived right at the afternoon opening and within five minutes a guide had determined that the whole room was filled with English speakers. So lucky us, we... More 

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