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Chapelle de Saint Pierre des Pecheurs

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Address: Villefranche-sur-Mer, France

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Jean Cocteau's genius is beautifully displayed here

And try to make it to Menton for the sweet museum dedicated to the work of this true Renaissance man. He made the original 'Beauty and the Beast' ('La Belle et la Bete'), one of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

And try to make it to Menton for the sweet museum dedicated to the work of this true Renaissance man. He made the original 'Beauty and the Beast' ('La Belle et la Bete'), one of the best classic French films.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

You could almost walk past this beautiful chapel. It surprises you by suddenly appearing unexpectedly. its so small looks like a local house at first if you didn't know it was there. A very plesant suprise.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

For people interested in Jean Cocteau, this is a must. There is a charge of 3 euros but it is worth it.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

This 14th century chapel was decorated inside and out by Jean Cocteau in the 1950s. The chapel is small but there is a lot of detail to look at in the wall paintings. Information boards describe them. I liked the depictions of the fishermen and the nets. The trompe l'oeil door murals on the inside of the chapel are also... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

The Chapel cannot be missed while strolling along the plaza. It serves as a beautiful backdrop to the emerald blue sea. Though I did not get a chance to go inside as it was closed when we crossed it, it's architecture still caught our attention nevertheless. There aren't many old monuments in Ville Franche.

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Thank Karishma K
Nice, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

You pay to get into the chapel and view the work of Jena Cocteau, it's quaint. The village is beautiful, you climbed the stairs to take you to the square and see WELCOME Hotel, this place has been very popular movie locations.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

A Romanesque chapel that was restored and decorated by Jean Cocteau it is easy to miss - I did - twice. Not sure what I was expecting but it is a tiny chapel, not much bigger than a small house but right next to the cruise ship port. There is not a lot to see except the painted walls by... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

This beautiful little church is located close to all the Villefranche action. It is so quaint and inside the walls are decorated with paintings by Jean Cocteau. Definitely worth seeing as they are not in the usual 'church' style, very different yet still tranquil and calming.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

Entrance is 3€ , there is a very knowledgeable lady to regail you with the history which is extremely interesting. The frescoes are well worth seeing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

I have known about this Chapelle dedicated to fisher men that Jean Cocteau created during one year in the late fifties, but for some reason, I never ventured inside. I had just visited the museums dedicated to his work in Menton and it just got my curiosity that with the beautiful painted details outside what could be inside? Truly something... More 

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