La Maison PicassietteCurrently Closed
- Address: 22 Rue du Repos, 28000 Chartres, France
- Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +33-237341078
- Ticket Price: 5 EUR
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Family And Kids, Mansion
This is a mosaic house. There are many stories in the world where some people just devote their lives to an entire project for no discernible reason. In this case Raymonde Isidore left behind a monument – a house and a garden made of murals of broken crockery, sculpture, and paintings. It’s not just crazy that he thought of doing it but that he’s achieved so much. It took him almost 26 years to complete this project.
The house itself is thin and long; it’s not very big. Every piece of art here is very delicately executed. The murals don’t just cover the walls, they also cover the furniture and the crockery. It is almost impossible to describe the place but just make sure to check out the following:
- The walls
- That two Chapels
- The black garden with a raised gothic tomb
- The courtyard
Around 30,000 people visit every year.
Entrance Ticket Details For La Maison Picassiette
- Free for under 18.
- Tickets combined with the fine arts Museum may be discounted.
How to Reach La Maison Picassiette
- From Chartres Centre, take Filibus line 4 direction La Madeleine; stop at Picassiette bus stop.
- Get to there on foot.
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95% of people who visit Chartres include La Maison Picassiette in their plan
47.06% of people start their La Maison Picassiette visit around 10 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see La Maison Picassiette
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting La Maison Picassiette
La Maison Picassiette Reviews & Ratings
It's a unique attraction but I think it's a bit too small for the price they charge for entrance. It's basically just a tiny house with a small garden.
Very unusual attraction on the edge of town, walkable by following along the river and then using the road signs. A variety of single storey buildings covered in glass/ pottery shards and walled country cottage gardens. Best to go early and avoid public holidays as it's long and narrow, small buildings and would easily get crowded. Very helpful/ informative curator/ ticket manager.
Lovely place to visit for fans of naive art. Nothing is really around so be sure to bring some food and drink if you plan a break there.
It is great to see just for once!