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Chapelle du Rosaire

446 Avenue Henri Matisse, 06141 Vence, France
+33 4 93 58 03 26
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446 Avenue Henri Matisse, 06141 Vence, France
+33 4 93 58 03 26
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Reviewed 3 days ago

An incredible and absolutely mesmerising simple chapel - testimony to the brilliance and dedication of Matisse. The atmosphere is of utter calm and serenity. Magnificent in all of its simplicity, an overwhelming experience.

Thank kjnew2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The solemnity of Matisse's chapel is indescribable. The amazing story of the building of the space, the detail, everything. I can't say enough - just go and be inspired regardless, of your faith or lack of, it is superb.

Thank Monique V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you like Matisse or the pictures you've seen of the chapel, this is great. Otherwise, if it's just a box to tick, you might prefer to be elsewhere. The background exhibition is quite interesting.

Thank Roger D
Reviewed June 6, 2017

This chapelle exhibits the incredible talent and genius of Matisse as an architect and an artist. The place has an atmosphere of tranquility and calmness . The stained glass windows are incredible especially when the sun shines through them. This is a site not to...More

Thank bracha t
Reviewed May 27, 2017 via mobile

When I walked through the small entrance hall into this serene, tranquil, powerful in its simplicity, bathed in soft hues of light, chapel I felt God's loving presence embracing me. It is truly a masterpiece and one the world's greatest spiritual spaces. With his Chapel,...More

Thank Wayne E
Reviewed May 26, 2017

Henri Matisse did not only do the wonderful decoration of this chapel, no he went much farther. The roof tiles, roof sculpture (a cross), furniture, he created beautiful chasubles and cloth. The only pity was that the garden was closed.

Thank MarlijnFranken
Reviewed May 21, 2017

For me this is one of the great wonders of the art world. The brilliance of the stained glass windows really do sum up the Cote d'Azur. Matisse certainly was the master of colour. During the daytime the sun shines through the windows to light...More

Thank valcoward99
Reviewed May 6, 2017

We travelled to Nice primarily to see the Chapelle du Rosaire. It is a place of great beauty and peacefulness. The artwork within is stunning. I would recommend a morning visit, followed by a trip to St Paul de Vence afterwards - stunning old village...More

Thank GPF_sheff
Reviewed May 3, 2017

If you are a diehard Matisse fan definitely go and see his chapel in Vence. If you're not, be forewarned of its quirky hours, costly admission fee (now 7 euros/person) and no photographs policy inside the chapel proper.

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Reviewed March 27, 2017

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...More

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Carrie M
July 20, 2016|
Response from Celestefaisk | Reviewed this property |
Dear Carrie, I have only paid a visit to the Rosaire Chapel, but researching about your question on the website for the city of Vence (sorry, I intended to send you the link, but it seems it's not possible on this space), I... More
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Response from 840iank | Reviewed this property |
We bought tickets on the day as there is no way to get tickets beforehand. When we went the numbers weren't huge - about 30 people. Remember it is run by the nuns and is not a big commercial operation. The bus from Nice... More