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Address: 446 Avenue Henri Matisse, 06141 Vence, France
Phone Number:
+33 4 93 58 03 26
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2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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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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A serene jewel.

The little chapel is visible across the river from Vence, standing out from it's traditional neighbours. It is a short (10 min.) walk across the bridge from the town. This is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 22, 2017
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Lisbellaw, United Kingdom
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Hatfield Herts
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

V disappointed to find this closed on Monday 28 March after a long bus trip from Nice. Had made extensive internet checks that all said it was open. The local Tourist Office said the Nuns have cut out Mondays, and their local map had a piece of paper stuck over the Chapel's entry with revised times. Not very thoughtful to... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For anyone with a love of Matisse's work; particularly his latter output, this is a must. The chapel is small and about a 20 min walk (on reasonable,level pathways) from the main town of Vence (a gem in itself) and clearly signposted. Opening times are limited so check before a visit. Adults are charged 7euros each. On the top floor... More 

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Lisbellaw, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2017

The little chapel is visible across the river from Vence, standing out from it's traditional neighbours. It is a short (10 min.) walk across the bridge from the town. This is the most crisp, minimalist church you'll see in France, or perhaps anywhere. Matisse designed every detail, right down to the candlesticks, and they are all still in situ. The... More 

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Vence, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

Well,if Matisse thought this was his 'crowning work',who am I to disagree!!The colours and the 'play'of lght,particularlyon a sunny day are infinitely memorable!On a visit to Vence,this is a 'must'!

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017 via mobile

If you imagine that this chapel was build in 1949, you can't believe it. Colours are so modern, drawings on tiles are basic but SO impressive.... most beautiful piece of art I saw over there was Matisses door: as if he embroidered it in stead of carved out of wood. We love this chapel: it indeed is Matisses masterpiece! And:... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

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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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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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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