The Rosary Chapel

The Rosary Chapel

Unique place ...

Close to the centre of Vence you will find a sacred place which is unique in the world : the Rosary Chapel. Entirely conceived and decorated by Henri Matisse, it is an artistic marvel and considered by the painter himself as his masterpiece. 

The small building, very simple in appearance, arouses your curiosity with its coloured windows. Only when you are inside, does the chapel reveal its full splendour thanks to the reflections of the windows on the marble floor and the three wall paintings representing the Way of the Cross, the Virgin and Child, and Saint Dominic. 
On the first floor, you can admire the chasubles created by the artists especially for the chapel and contemplate the breathtaking view of Vence. You will also discover the preparatory works of Henri Matisse for the design of the chapel : sketches and models…

Service for the public takes place on Wednesdays at 6:15 pm and on Sundays at 10 am.    

(…) This work took four years of exclusive and diligent labour and it’s the result of my whole working life. I consider it despite all its imperfections as my masterpiece. (…) – Henri Matisse



Opening hours: 
Summer (from 04/01 to 10/30) Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays – from 10am to 12pm and from 2pm to 6pm Wednesdays and Saturdays form 2pm to 6pm Winter (11/01 to 03/30) : Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays – from 10am to 12pm and from 2pm to 5pm Wednesdays and Saturdays – from 2pm to 5pm Closing of the doors 30 minutes before closing time of the Matisse Chapel Closed on Sundays Mondays and French holidays Annual closing from: mid-November to mid-December

7€ (6€ for groups minimum 10 people-upon reservation) 

Contact details
466, avenue Henri Matisse – 06140 Vence
+33 (0)4 93 58 03 26

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