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Chapelle de Saint Pierre des Pecheurs

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Address: Villefranche-sur-Mer, France

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The famous Jean Cocteau chapel

This small chapel was décorated by the famous Jean Cocteau in the Years 1957 he was a well known writer, painter ...if you are in Villefranche you should go and dis over this... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 June 2016
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Nice, France
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

It's very small; you can view the whole chapel from the door. Inexpensive and worth a visit if you're already there but don't make a trip.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

This small chapel was décorated by the famous Jean Cocteau in the Years 1957 he was a well known writer, painter ...if you are in Villefranche you should go and dis over this Little jewell....

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Selkirk, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

This is a fantastic opportunity to view Jean Cocteau's vivid decoration of an old chapel. The religious significance is not very obvious but its a good 3 euros worth.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

It was so cool to see that very colorful and bright church sitting tight there in the heart of the city. There's a very nice quaint charm surrounding this place and we'll worth stopping by.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

Jacque Coustea decorated this chapel. It,s a nice respite from the bustle of the town. Beautiful drawings. 3 euro charge, no photos, but there are plenty of postcards to purchase of every wall.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

The small church charges 3 euros and does not allow photos. Take it on with your eyes and buy some postcards if you wish. The interior is covered walls and ceiling with Cocteau sketches. The story is that of St. Peter, but the sense is of a certain era. This is a unique venue and a must for Cocteau pilgrims... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

A gorgeous Romanesque 14th century chapel that has an interesting history. Dedicated to St. Peter, patron of the fishermen. It was a Shrine in the beginning then served as a storeroom for fishing gear In 1957 after numerous stays at a local hotel the writer, filmmaker and painter Jean Cocteau (with the agreement of the fishermen) redecorated the interior and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

I can't really add to what has been said. But all the photos sow pretty much the same view from the front, so I thought you should make sure when you are there that you view the chapelle from the bottom of the steps behind it as you emerge from the medieval tunnels.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015

Decorated by Jean Cocteau in his line type drawings. Depictions of biblical scenes in a contemporary sort of approach rather than traditional. So appealing and refreshing.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015

We were a group of 7 and the custodian took the time to talk us through the history and individual frescos on the walls of this extraordinary gem.

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