décorée par Jean Cocteau Décorée par Jean COCTEAU

Chapelle Saint Pierre “Cocteau”

The Saint-Pierre chapel in Villefranche-sur-Mer is a sacred place. Decorated outside and inside by Jean Cocteau, including illustrations of the life of the Apostle Peter, patron saint of fishermen.

Place of worship at its beginning. After a fire, it then serves as a reserve for fishing equipment (nets etc). It also houses the Tribunal de Pêche, called "prud'homie des pêcheurs". Then resident with Madame Francine Weisweiller, in St. Jean-Cap-Ferrat, and after receiving the approval of the fishermen, Jean Cocteau decorates the exterior and interior of the chapel between 1956 and 1957.
Today you can discover passages from the life of St Pierre (patron saint of fishermen), the candlesticks of the apocalypse (cooked in the ovens of Valbonne), local scenes (homage to the Saintes Maries de la Mer and the Demoiselles de Villefranche). Quai Courbet.
Listed as a Historical Monument in 1996.


  • Car park
  • Coach parking

Adapted tourism

  • Not accessible in a wheelchair


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