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Maison Picassiette, Chartres

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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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  • In a neighborhood away from the Centre of Chartres, this small House has been carefully decorated by Raymond Isidore, nicknamed Picassiette, with fragments of tiles that form colorful mosaics. Spread over walls, floors and even furniture and objects, the mosaics are the result of three decades of work obsessive-compulsive. Sometimes very colored, other more delicate tones, this popular artist's works surprise.
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  • Very nice for a very beautiful story, we all enjoyed. It is a House that is worth a visit.
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  • If you have an hour (or more) to dedicate to the city of Chartres, will visit the Picassiette House! The rates are very affordable (reduced rate for job seekers and children for example). Really worth the detour, this House is very interesting and allows you to know the life of Mr Raymond ISIDORE. Hope that the replica of the Cathedral of Chartres comes back quickly in this little gem!
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  • Fascinating little 'maison' :)
  • 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.
  • Closed!
  • Closed from 1 November 2015 until 1 April 2016.

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