The French Riviera Sights

Chapelle Cocteau (La Chapelle Notre-Dame de Jérusalem)

  • Av. Nicolaï, La Tour de la Mare Map It
  • Fréjus
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 06/25/2015

Fodor's Review

This eccentric chapel was designed by Jean Cocteau as part of an artists' colony that never happened. It's an octagon built around a glass atrium and is embellished with stained glass, frescoes depicting the mythology of the first Crusades, and a tongue-in-cheek painting of the apostles above the front door that boasts the famous faces of Coco Chanel, Jean Marais, and poet Max Jacob.

Sight Information


Av. Nicolaï, La Tour de la Mare, 5 km (3 miles) north of Fréjus on the RN7, Fréjus, 83600, France

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Sight Details:

  • €2
  • Apr.–Sept., Tues.–Sun. 9:30–12:30 and 2–6; Oct.–Mar., Tues.–Sat. 9:30–noon and 2–4:30

Published 06/25/2015


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