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Covered from floor to ceiling with mosaics, La Maison Picassiette is a house decorated with glass, stone, and ceramic all by one man named Raymond Isidore. Not only are the walls, floors, exterior, and ceilings covered in mosaics--the beds, furniture, and stove are, too. You can even walk on several floors and walkways covered with mosaics made from broken pieces of marble. Peruse the garden walls for more mosaic motifs at the home called "Picassiette," meaning "Picasso of the Plate." Plan your La Maison Picassiette visit and explore what else you can see and do in Chartres using our Chartres trip itinerary builder .
La Maison Picassiette Reviews
Premetto: dopo la visita alla cattedrale di Chartres può fare un po' di "contrasto", ma è comunque da vedere. E' di sicuro una forma d'arte, perché la capacità che ha avuto quest'uomo va sicuramente b... more »I'll say that after the visit to Chartres Cathedral you can do a bit of "contrast", but it is still to be seen. It is certainly an art form, because the ability that this man has had certainly goes far beyond craftsmanship. The exhibition is represented by the author's home and its relevance, including a small private chapel. Here each smaller surface is covered with mosaics made from shards, glass and other ceramic elements of recovery (including cups, glasses, bottles, etc.), chosen and worked one by one. That's right, to see.
Ce travail de patience d'un homme courageux et ingénieux , plein d'imagination et excellent artiste est un petit bijou . Merveilleux décor multicolore et gravures minutieuses des églises et cathédrale... more »This work of patience of a brave and ingenious man, full of imagination and excellent artist is a gem. Wonderful multi-coloured decoration and meticulous engravings of the churches and cathedrals of France;
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.
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