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“Beautiful little chapel.”

Chapelle de Saint Pierre des Pecheurs
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Reviewed 22 July 2013

This chapel was painted with frescos by Jean Cocteau early in the take long, but it is certainly worth planning a visit during their open hours.

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Reviewed 18 May 2013

Cocteau was a genius and what he did inside the chapel is splendid. It was not pricey and for thirty minutes you can enjoy the art of Mr Cocteau and this is something to remember.

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Reviewed 14 April 2013

A must see in villefranche. Essentially a one room chapel but what a room! The figures seem to spring from the walls. Sadly no pictures but you can buy fantastic postcards. Opposite is the hotel welcome where Cocteau used to stay and is a good place for refreshment after your visit.

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Reviewed 30 March 2013

What a wonderful, hidden gem! I guess it's not really hidden -- it's just that you can't really know by the modest exterior of this little chapel what's inside..... Wonderful art -- contemplative -- simple, but complex... Worth the time and money to see.

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Reviewed 7 March 2013

It is clear that Cocteau had a great fondness for this town and its fishermen, as he incorporated representations of the people and the Citadelle of Villefranche sur Mer into his line drawings which fill this sweet little chapel. Admission is just 2 and a half euros, and the attendant will answer any questions you may have about the chapel and Cocteau.

The art is charming and a bit odd, typical of Cocteau. A highlight, for me, was his representation of jazz guitarist Django Reinhart on the gypsy wall (on the right as you enter). An additional highlight was that I was able to take my dog into this attraction with me!

If you like this church, I would suggest a visit to Vence to see the little chapel designed and painted by Matisse. If you like Cocteau, there is a museum dedicated to his art in Menton, a short bus or train ride toward Italy.

3  Thank Travlinblond
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