Chapelle du Rosaire, Vence

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Art Museum Historic Site
A masterpiece designed by Henri Matisse, Chapelle du Rosaire is a monument of sacred art. The then-crippled artist designed the L-shaped church at the request of his former nurse, who had become a Dominican nun. Take time to examine the artist's various works and favorite objects, including stained glass, murals, stations of the cross, ceramics, objects of worship, and vestments. The structure is unassuming from the front--until you notice the 12 m (39 ft) crescent-adorned cross rising from the white and blue tiled roof. Stop in the gallery to learn about the chapel's design and construction from 1949 to 1951. Make Chapelle du Rosaire a centerpiece of your Vence vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Vence itinerary planner.
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  • This chapelle exhibits the incredible talent and genius of Matisse as an architect and an artist. The place has an atmosphere of tranquility and calmness . The stained glass windows are incredible esp...  more »
  • When I walked through the small entrance hall into this serene, tranquil, powerful in its simplicity, bathed in soft hues of light, chapel I felt God's loving presence embracing me. It is truly a mast...  more »
  • Henri Matisse did not only do the wonderful decoration of this chapel, no he went much farther. The roof tiles, roof sculpture (a cross), furniture, he created beautiful chasubles and cloth. The only ...  more »
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  • Beautiful and tranquil place to pray/reflect and meditate. Combination of colours and shapes create a calm and soothing atmosphere.
  • While Matisse was a master of minimalism, this chapel takes it to the extreme. Beside a couple painted walls, there isn't much of Matisse here. Not worth the price of admission. There is a good view of Vence though from the garden.
  • the simplicity and love that Mattise put into this work of art, hold a special place in my mind forever. What a beautiful experience along our tour of artist homes.
  • I think photography should be allowed bearing in mind the admission charge
  • Amazing to visit