We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Chapelle de Saint Pierre des Pecheurs

Address: Villefranche-sur-Mer, France
Improve this listing
91%
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
Attraction details
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
Write a Review

50 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    30
    14
    4
    1
    1
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

We went to visit the chapel only to find that it is closed for one month so very disappointed. This information doesn't seem to be mentioned anywhere and we only found out from the tourist information when we we arrived in Villefranche, this seems to happen every year. The museums in the citadel were also closed without notice so all... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
State College, PA
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I had no idea that Cocteau loved Villefranche and its fishermen so much. His drawings of St. Peter, angels, fishermen, spanish dancers are incisive and so graceful that they practically dance off the walls. I only wish one could take photos inside...

Was this review helpful? Yes
Leigh On Sea
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
25 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We were put off by the charge, and it was busy when the cruise ships were in town, but I was glad we didn't miss this little gem; beautiful and unique, Jean Cocteau's paintings are something not to be missed; they reflect the local character beautifully. Glad to contribute to the up keep of this lovely chapel.

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Diego, California, United States
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

History of the place dates back to the 1500.s Just seeing how things were built back then is a real education.

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Convenient, quick and nice. Pay a couple of euros to view the artwork in this famous chapel, approx. 15 minute stay.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Shoreham-by-Sea, United Kingdom
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Tiny quayside chapel with absolutely amazing murals by Jean Cocteau. Do ignore the earlier review from the person who suggests you 'skip it' - they clearly have no appreciation of fine 20th century modern art

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
319 reviews 319 reviews
143 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Cocteau had a lengthy association with Villefranche and his work on this tiny chapel with local fishermen is a fitting memorial. It is not large but the beauty of Cocteau's drawings, the cleanliness of his lines and the spirit and charm of the place add up to a moving experience. It may only represent a half hour visit but what... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This is a one room chapel that's more attractive from the outside than the inside. The cost is 3 Francs (about $4 per person) and it's really not worth the money since it's literally a 20x15 foot structure. The person at the door is incredibly rude and offers no customer service what-so-ever. There is very little to see inside and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Padua, Italy
Top Contributor
578 reviews 578 reviews
169 attraction reviews
279 helpful votes 279 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

The only thing i could think of is what a scandal this must have caused when Jean Cocteau first decorated the small chapel. Its as if it could have been done yesterday , it seems so fresh and contemporary . Its very unusual ...in a good way . Its kind of erie yet nice . There is no taking of... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Anguilla, British West Indies
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
16 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Do not miss this beautiful, moving chapel graced with Jean Cocteau's paintings. It's unlike anything you've ever seen. 3E and more than worth it. One minute walk from the Welcome Hotel.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Chapelle de Saint Pierre des Pecheurs also viewed

Villefranche-sur-Mer, French Riviera - Cote d'Azur
Villefranche-sur-Mer, French Riviera - Cote d'Azur
 
Villefranche-sur-Mer, French Riviera - Cote d'Azur
Villefranche-sur-Mer, French Riviera - Cote d'Azur
 

Been to Chapelle de Saint Pierre des Pecheurs? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Chapelle de Saint Pierre des Pecheurs staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?