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Address: 446 Avenue Henri Matisse, 06141 Vence, France
Phone Number: +33 4 93 58 03 26
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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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This chapel highlights a wonderful aspect of Matisse's genius, and it was enlightening to see what he considered his greatest masterpiece. The building, however, is rather small... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 27, 2016
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This little chapelle is created by Matisse. He has opened up the chatolic churchroom in a fantastic way. The stations of the Cross has been put together in one wall. The pulpit is in the middle of the room. And the light in the glasmosaic is stunning. This time I visited in november and there was plenty of room and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Matisse's beautiful chapel is a study in not only divinity but also how art can set apart the mundane and elevate it to a level of beauty.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

This chapel highlights a wonderful aspect of Matisse's genius, and it was enlightening to see what he considered his greatest masterpiece. The building, however, is rather small and so its a pretty quick stop.

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Tacoma, WA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

This famous Matisse chapel is a small, but vibrant sight in Vence. Its decorations are unique and out of the ordinary, while the views are quintessential South of France.

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San Francisco, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

Loved this small chapel by Matisse - just magnificent. Also has a few sketches and paintings and other works by Matisse. Well worth a visit. Parking is on-street and can be difficult.

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Horton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

Despite the unsmiling receptionist this is something one must not miss. The highlight of our cultural visit to Provence. The guide was wonderful and very patient answering all our questions. A brilliant masterpiece of 20th c art.v

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

We wanted to see this chapel after visiting the Matisse museum in Nice. It is a chapel like few (or any) others. The place is small, very light and serene, bathed by mellow light from Matisse's stained glass windows. In addition, his huge drawings in ceramic walls are very impressive and present an interpretation of Christianity that is very much... More 

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Thank Tom L
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

This is, in some respects, a small, simple, modern chapel. But the integration of design with the building's purpose is a remarkable illustration of Matisse' vision and skill. So the shapes, textures, colours and images chosen work together to create a beautiful space, full of light and colour.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

This chapel is an easy walk from the town. Check opening times before you go. We went at 2pm when it opened for the afternoon. The chapel is small so you don't need to plan a huge amount of time. There is an inexpensive entrance fee. There is a modern visitors centre attached and bags have to be left there.... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

We went for mass on Sunday and being a Catholic and an art lover this was a very special experience. A wonderful spiritual feeling surrounded by Matisse's creativity.

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