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Cite Radieuse Le Corbusier

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Address: 280 boulevard Michelet, 13008 Marseille, France
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03 4 91 16 78 00

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Visitors can go up to the third and fourth floors to see the building from the inside. This gives a good impression of the dimensions of the rest of the building. Visitors can... read more

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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277 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visitors can go up to the third and fourth floors to see the building from the inside. This gives a good impression of the dimensions of the rest of the building. Visitors can also go up to the roof which is interesting in itself but also gives good views back over the centre of the city. To get here, take... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is not actually a complex building with a shopping arcade, a hotel, restaurants and a school. No entrance fee and you can enjoy the great view on the roof. A must go for people who studies architecture.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

If you have an interest in Architecture then this is a must see when in Marseille. This is a part hotel part residential development in a brutalist concrete building. The views from the roof garden are stunning.

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Boras, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

For anyone who's interested in architecture and its history this is a must! Le Corbusier really took a holistic approach when creating this building. A plus was to see the first supermarket of France and how they had to explain how it worked.

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Brooklyn, New York, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

What an amazing building Le Corbu created! We took a guided tour, which is recommended. (Tours in French during the week, in English on Saturday.) The guide was extremely knowledgeable and informative. With the tour, you got to see one of the actual apartments, too. This is a required stop for anyone interested in architecture, urban planning, and post-WWII community... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Ora Ito started an art gallery on the rooftop of the famous "cité radieuse" designed by famous French architect Le Corbusier ! Enjoy the in situ art pieces , the view and even a drink/dinner/stay in the hotel !

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Dating from 1952, this building is out of the way, but worth getting to. You can also go up to the 9th floor. We needed a tram, metro and bus.

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Knebworth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

We took the guided tour (10 Euros each), which included visiting one of the apartments. The only English tour is at the weekend, so we had to go with the French speaking guide, who spoke very fast, and didn't like me translating for my husband, who speaks no French!! (she said I was distracting her!). So we lost a lot... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

The Cite Radieuse is a masterpiece of Post War planning and architecture, designed to house families after the devastation of the Marseille during the War. It was conceived as a 'City on Stilts', providing all the amenities that people needed (shops, children's creche etc) with each apartment having views over the mountains and the sea and the most stunning vistas... More 

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Zagreb, Croatia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

The Unité d'habitation (French pronunciation: ​[ynite dabitasjɔ̃], Housing Unit) is the name of a modernist residential housing design principle developed by Le Corbusier, with the collaboration of painter-architect Nadir Afonso. The concept formed the basis of several housing developments designed by him throughout Europe with this name. The most famous of these developments is located in south Marseille. You have... More 

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