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Chapelle du Rosaire

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

Chapelle du Rosaire de Vence is a small Catholic Chapel in Vence, dedicated to the Dominican Order, built and decorated between 1949 to 1951. It houses a number of Matisse originals and was regarded by Matisse, himself, as his 'Masterpiece'. Some also regard it as...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank JRAsFishBabe
Reviewed 5 days ago

About 16 miles from Nice, this simple white chapel displays the results of a major project undertaken by Matisse, a leading figure in modern art, during his later years. We made the 1-hour trip by bus from Nice to Vence to see this unusual gift...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Rumples
Reviewed 5 November 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
Thank L0d0
Reviewed 4 November 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 21 October 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 5 October 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 29 September 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
Thank lesleyw5
Reviewed 19 September 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
Thank julesmart2
Reviewed 6 September 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 5 September 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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24 July 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
21 July 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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