Fodor's Expert Review Notre-Dame-de-Vie

Mougins Free

To find Picasso's final home, where he lived for 12 years until 1973, follow the D35 south of Mougins 2 km (1 mile) to the ancient ecclesiastical site of Notre-Dame-de-Vie. From his room, Picasso could see the 13th-century bell tower and arcaded chapel, a pretty ensemble once immortalized in a painting by Winston Churchill. The chapel, listed as a historical monument since 1927, is said to date from 1655. Approached through an allée of ancient cypresses, the former priory house Picasso shared with his wife, Jacqueline, overlooks the broad bowl of the countryside (now blighted with modern construction). Unfortunately, his residence was bought by a private investor and is now closed to the public.

Free Church

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Chemin de la Chapelle
Mougins, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur  06250, France

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Free, Closed weekdays in May, June, and Sept., and Mon.–Sat. Oct.–Apr.

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