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." Plan your Maison Picassiette visit and explore what else you can see and do in Chartres using our Chartres trip itinerary builder .
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  • October 2, 2017
    A bit away from downtown (it takes a car to go there), a must go see the Picassiette House; It's not very big, but it is so original!
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  • October 2, 2017
    Here's a roadman become totally bewildered mosaics, tesserae, broken dishes, beads, bottles, and other cement sculptures. But for our greatest pleasure. I learned that he had also created and built this House and I must say that both the layout of the place, the distributions parts and corners of the garden make this place gives off a serenity and a sense of well being very amazing. I'm not an architect, but I think we should study and draw on these volumes and provisions.
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  • September 30, 2017
    What a great place when you think that it s a question of the work of one man... it is for me just magical! Not to be missed!
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  • July 16, 2017
    A house that became famous by a man who decorated it with bits of broken plates, glass... Inside and outside, and a wonderful garden
  • August 29, 2017
    Brilliant and interesting place! The artwork is incredible!
  • August 23, 2016
    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.
  • May 2, 2017
    Fascinating little 'maison' :)
  • July 28, 2017
    A jewel of a place!

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