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Maison Picassiette, Chartres
(4.4/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web)
Covered from floor to ceiling with mosaics, Maison Picassiette is a house decorated with glass, stone, and ceramic all by one man named Raymond Isidore. Not only are the walls, floors, exterior, and ceilings covered in mosaics--the beds, furniture, and stove are, too. You can even walk on several floors and walkways covered with mosaics made from broken pieces of marble. Peruse the garden walls for more mosaic motifs at the home called "Picassiette," meaning "Picasso of the Plate." Put Maison Picassiette on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Chartres trip builder.
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  • This is a medieval town with people still living in the buildings. They do have electricity. The streets are very narrow. Every now and then we would be surprised by a car coming down the street. The ...  more »
  • Read about this place in the book "Fantasy Worlds". Is NOT in the Centre of Chartres, but if the weather is good (and comfortable shoes) no problems walking reach. The House consists of several rooms, courtyards, passageways, kitchens and a pair of chasovenok. The most important thing is that everything-everything-all decorated with mosaics! Any item: whether it's a Chair, bed or vase. Many pictures of animals, people, religious symbols, familiar architectural masterpieces. For example, a great and a recognizable image of the Abbey of Mont Saint-Michel. Because I love pottery and tiles, I was wondering. I recommend the same to those who loves Hundertwasser and who liked the Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval (France, Drôme Department).
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  • 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...  more »
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  • So beautiful! I was a bit skeptical about it, but when I finally saw it, I loved it. The garden is also amazing. A must see.
  • Another history rich location in France. The details of the artist is significant.
  • The work of a well developed and well preserved life. The children are impressed, and it's a good opportunity to use the different representations of places and symbols presented to impart a bit of culture.
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  • The product of decades of obsession with one man. Every detail of the House is densely decorated with ceramic fragments recovered from landfill. Have fun finding the Cinzano ashtray!
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  • Worth the drive. Impressive!
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