Chapelle du Rosaire, Vence

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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. To visit Chapelle du Rosaire and get the most from your holiday in Vence, create itinerary details personal to you using our Vence online trip planner .
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  • We enjoyed the visit to this chapel filled with the art of Matisse. The light pouring through the stain glass in the chapel was extraordinary. The rest of the museum is filled with Matisse's sketches ...  more »
  • Guy's Hospital, built in the Chapel, which is situated on a mountain slope, is definitely for all those to be seen in the Vence'ssä. Ambient lighting and purifying the atmosphere take visitors to the website. Is different from the way a traditional Catholic building. On the wall is a good description of the construction of the chapel in English. Cool cards is available.
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  • My wife and I went to Vence with high expectations to visit the Chapelle du Rosaire. We both love the works of Henri Matisse and the Matisse Museum in Nice was wonderful. In order to enter the chapel ...  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
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