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Chapelle de Saint Pierre des Pecheurs

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Address: Villefranche-sur-Mer, France
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This chapel is unlike any chapel I've been in before. It's small and painted all over the walls, arches and ceiling by Jean Cocteau in his very distinctive style back in 1957. It... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Huntsville, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This chapel is unlike any chapel I've been in before. It's small and painted all over the walls, arches and ceiling by Jean Cocteau in his very distinctive style back in 1957. It shows events from the life of St. Peter the apostle and is dedicated to Cocteau's friends and the fishermen.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This small but lovely church, which is still a consecrated Catholic church, was decorated by John Cocteau. You can ask the curator there, Mary-France, for a guided tour, and it is most interesting. She made the artwork come to life for us. It is full of symbolism and quite visionary.

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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a beautiful small church rescued by a forward thinking artist, Jean Cocteau, from what was a store used by local fisherman. The poet, artist and filmmaker has used the internal walls of the building as a canvas and created something unique. Well worth a visit. Pay the 3 euros admission charge and ensure this remains open for future... More 

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Izmir, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

The Chapel is wonderfully situated on the seafront. It's paintings inside are unique and worth a visit.

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London, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

nice restaurant nearby. just one of many beautiful building in the area. The architecture is amazing

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

And try to make it to Menton for the sweet museum dedicated to the work of this true Renaissance man. He made the original 'Beauty and the Beast' ('La Belle et la Bete'), one of the best classic French films.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

You could almost walk past this beautiful chapel. It surprises you by suddenly appearing unexpectedly. its so small looks like a local house at first if you didn't know it was there. A very plesant suprise.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

For people interested in Jean Cocteau, this is a must. There is a charge of 3 euros but it is worth it.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

This 14th century chapel was decorated inside and out by Jean Cocteau in the 1950s. The chapel is small but there is a lot of detail to look at in the wall paintings. Information boards describe them. I liked the depictions of the fishermen and the nets. The trompe l'oeil door murals on the inside of the chapel are also... More 

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Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

The Chapel cannot be missed while strolling along the plaza. It serves as a beautiful backdrop to the emerald blue sea. Though I did not get a chance to go inside as it was closed when we crossed it, it's architecture still caught our attention nevertheless. There aren't many old monuments in Ville Franche.

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