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Chapelle de Saint Pierre des Pecheurs

Villefranche-sur-Mer, France
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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State College, PA
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24 reviews 24 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...

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Leigh On Sea
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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.

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San Diego, California, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 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.

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New York
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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.

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Shoreham-by-Sea, United Kingdom
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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

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Melbourne, Australia
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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

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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

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Padua, Italy
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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

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Anguilla, British West Indies
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93 reviews 93 reviews
16 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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.

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Detroit
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31 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

If you enjoy artistic symbolism, this tiny room (really very small) is worth a 3 euro visit. Jean Cocteau painted the 12th century chapel with some fascinating symbols of fish and christianity. On a rainy day, after a leisurely lunch, we paid a visit and stayed longer looking at the drawings than we had anticipated when we first entered.

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