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Chapelle du Rosaire

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446 Avenue Henri Matisse, 06141 Vence, France
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Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

I wish I could have sat longer in that beautiful space with shards of colour filtering through the glass. It’s ambiance was broken by chattering visitors. The small accompanying exhibition shows preparatory drawings, many with simple economy of line, reflecting Matisse’s devotion to this place.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

The people who have rated this as excellent must have had too many glasses of wine before they visited this money making excuse of an art museum. This is the first time I have experienced the work of Matisse. I am sure he must have...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 328vincentb
Reviewed October 20, 2018

The Chapelle is part of an active Convent, and the church built by Matisse, who lived at Villa Le Reve "down the street". The colorful Matisse designed stained glass windows are non-conventional, as is the 45 degree placement, forward facing altar. The separation of the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 8Peter
Reviewed October 5, 2018

A wonderful experience. Calm, peaceful and beautiful. A masterpiece and well worth a visit. The view of Vence from the terrace is spectacular.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank kathmo
Reviewed September 28, 2018

We turned up late afternoon, when the sun was streaming through Matisse’s beautiful stained glass windows. Blues, yellows and greens evoke traditional Provençal colours. His familiar, bright seaweed ‘cut-out’ pattern dominates one wall in contrast to his simple monochrome sketch of the Madonna and Child...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 18, 2018 via mobile

Matisse worked so hard on this venture and the whole chapel is stunning. The glass colours and design are what make it like nothing ever seen before. Well worth the visit, though more information on the walls for those of us not on a guided...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

After reading about the four years that the ailing Matisse devoted to creating this Church, getting to see it reassures me that his effort was successful in mastering truth and simplicity. The Museum provides an excellent introduction to the story of how the project was...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank paul_deirdre
Reviewed September 5, 2018

It was a wonderful site. We took the bus from Nice. The chapel is a 20 minute walk uphill from the bus stop. Pay attention to opening and closing hours (particularly the lunchtime closing). We walked back and had a nice lunch in the town...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 23, 2018

Expecting a joyful, swirl of colours and lines, the pure pleasure of Matisse's simple designs and small range of colours, made the experience of this chapel breathtaking in its serenity. The rooms leading up to the chapel itself give no clue to what one will...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Tom H
Reviewed August 17, 2018

Matisse believed this was his life's masterpiece. A charming story about his involvement in the design and building of this chapel and his time in Vence. The guided tour is important as they help you see Matisse's work in a different perspective. Somewhat expensive, photos...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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July 24, 2017|
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Response from rookie01 |
When I visited in Oct 2017, the opening timings were listed as below- 1st Mar- 31st Oct Tue, Thursday, Fri- 10-12, 2-6pm Wed & Say- 2-6pm 1st Nov- 28th Feb Similar, but closing at 5pm, instead of 6pm.
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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Rochester, Minnesota
La Chapelle du Rosaire in December? (2 Replies)
I saw on the website of Vence Cite d'Art et d'Azur that the Chapel is closed annually from mid-Nov. to mid-Dec. We will be there for a few days in December, from Dec. 23 - 26. Does anyone know if the chapel may be open by then, on that Thursday, Dec. 23rd? Thank you!
October 27, 2010|
Response fromselkieNice|
i suggest contacting them on. + for exact info
Lorraine B
Seaford, Australia
Visiting Chapelle du Rosaire (2 Replies)
We want to travel by bus from Cagnes sur Mer to Chapelle du Rosaire, Vence. I have found a bus 400 which travels to Vence, but want to know how close it goes to Chapelle du Rosaire?
March 31, 2015|
Response fromtplus|
Its a 10/15 min walk from stop Ara. Bus 94 is faster, btw. Don't miss the rest of Vence.
Mike B
Matisse & Fondation Maeght day trip fr Nice (public transp)? (6 Replies)
Am wondering if it's feasible to visit the Matisse Chapelle du Rosaire de Vence and also the Fondation Maeght in a single day from Nice, using public transport? Of course it might depend on the amount of time spent at each place, but in theory are the public transport connections geared to do such a thing? Or would two days for two separate visits be recommended for someone who like to take time in art museums and the like? cheers
May 16, 2017|
Response fromtplus|
Yes, no problem in one day. Take bus 400 and 94.