We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
WINNER WONDERLAND
Win Big When You Book on TripAdvisor

La Maison Picassiette

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 20 rue du Repos, 28000, Chartres, France
Phone Number: 0237904580
Website
Book In Advance
More Info
US$244.15*
and up
Chartres Day Trip from Paris Including Chartres Cathedral
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 222 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 30
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Visited expecting something special and it was GREAT.

We really were blown away by the amount of detail and artistry displayed by a self taught "graveyard sweeper". Using 'found' bits of ceramics, tile and glass he created this... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
UtahPeeps
,
Park City, Utah
Add Photo Write a Review

222 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 49: English reviews
Park City, Utah
Level Contributor
55 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really were blown away by the amount of detail and artistry displayed by a self taught "graveyard sweeper". Using 'found' bits of ceramics, tile and glass he created this marvelous work of art over a 30 year period. His neighbors called him a "plate scrounger" because he was always looking in the dumps for broken pieces of pottery or... More 

Helpful?
Thank UtahPeeps
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This place was one of the highlights of this and any other of the many trips I have taken to France. I almost, selfishly, don't want to rave about it as part of it's magic was how "secreted" it felt. It does take a bit of an effort to seek it out and it's a bit of a walk from... More 

Helpful?
Thank derrah15
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
1,236 reviews
600 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 394 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Don't stand still you may get tiled. One mans obsession lives on as a quirky place to visit. Everything is mosaic. We visited in September 2016 and it was 5:60 euro per adult and spent about 90 minutes there.

Helpful?
Thank tezpil
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
119 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Just a short walk from the centre of Chartres La Maison Picassiette is worth seeing for sure. It's an odd little tourist attraction / work of art. The detail and imagination behind the work is truly impressive, and the little garden is delightful. It won't take you long to walk around and see everything, no more than 20-30 minutes, if... More 

Helpful?
Thank Simon J
Level Contributor
43 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Make sure you don't miss this when you come to Chartres--it is well worth the detour (not located in city center). It's not big, true, but goodness, how could it be with the amount of work that it must have taken just to create it? It's so detailed that it's almost hard to take it all in, honestly. The entrance... More 

Helpful?
Thank Bellemaman29
Switzerland
Level Contributor
14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

It is incredible to see this house and all the mosaics. Very inspiring if one is craft oriented and talented. A different place.

Helpful?
Thank Tuffedpuffin
California
Level Contributor
55 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

This is such a fascinating garden to see. I highly recommend stopping by for look. Well worth the entrance fee.

Helpful?
Thank Jennette1
Brno, Jihomoravsky Kraj, Czech Republic
Level Contributor
43 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

Nice place with tessalated houses situated on the outskirts of the city of Chartres. Considering the small are, price for visiting is quiete high. Pěkné místo v mozaikovými domy na okraji města Chartres. Vzhledem k malé rozloze je cena celkem vysoká.

Helpful?
Thank Paja K
wagga
Level Contributor
248 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

A little bit of a walk from the main part of town but well worth it. The walk is nice with great views of the old town/cathedral from the cemetery. Walk along the river for as much of the trip as possible. Maison picassiette is an incredible celebration of mosaics- all over a cottage and charming garden. Unique

Helpful?
Thank reins76
Randolph, New Jersey
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

My wife, daughter and I happened upon La Maison Picassiette during a day trip that we made to Chartres. What a wonderful and memorable stop! We very much enjoyed the visit and spent a lot more time than we anticipated, as we thoroughly enjoyed it. On our walk back, we met the most wonderful couple, long time residents of Chartres,,... More 

Helpful?
Thank ThomasBourgeois

Travellers who viewed La Maison Picassiette also viewed

 
Chartres, Loire Valley
 

Been to La Maison Picassiette? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from La Maison Picassiette staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?