décorée par Jean Cocteau Décorée par Jean COCTEAU

La 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.

In the list of religious monuments to explore on the Côte d'Azur, head to the Saint-Pierre chapel, also known as the Cocteau Chapel. Located at the foot of the old town of Villefranche-sur-Mer, not far from Nice, it is a fishermen's chapel which stands on the Quai Courbet at the entrance to the Port de la Santé. Built in Romanesque style, it dates from the second half of the 16th century. Inside is a superb decoration, five fresco panels in two parts: one profane and one sacred. Jean Cocteau himself painted the decor on all the interior surfaces as well as the exterior facades. His friend, the famous actor Charlie Chaplin, visited the chapel along with the artist in 1957. Currently, it still belongs to the Prud'homie des Pêcheurs de Villefranche. It has been classified as a Historical Monument since December 1996. It also received the label of 20th Century Heritage site in 2001.


  • Car park
  • Coach parking

Adapted tourism

  • Not accessible in a wheelchair

Reception of animals

  • Pets welcome : Small dogs


Full price: 4 €.

Free entry for children < 15 years. Reservation required for groups.

Accepted payment methods

  • Bank checks
  • Cash

Opening periods

From 01/01 to 31/12
Open from Wednesday to Sunday between 9.30 am and 12.30 pm and between 2 pm and 6 pm.
Closed exceptionally on December 25th.
Annual closure from mid-November to mid-December.


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