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Opening dates:

from 01/04/2019 to 31/10/2019

La Maison Picassiette

To see in Chartres

The ‘Maison Picassiette’ is a surprising place created by a dreamy person, Raymond Isidore, who was born in Chartres at the beginning of the 19th century. Like the ‘Facteur Cheval’ who built a palace with pebbles collected during his rounds as a postman, Raymond Isidore, also called Picassiette, spent his life picking up shattered bits of glass and china to decorate his house with a patchwork. In a few years, all the walls of his house, but also his furniture, were covered with mosaic. His work is estimated at 29.000 hours and 15 tons of bits and pieces. This house was bought by the town of Chartres and can now be visited.

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