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Cite Radieuse Le Corbusier

280 boulevard Michelet, 13008 Marseille, France
03 4 91 16 78 00
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Shame about the dog poo!

For anyone interested in modern domestic architecture, this is a must. Fairly easy to get to... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2017
David E
London, United Kingdom
Possibly worth coming south only for that

A brutalist architecture at its best. Now almost a well worked gigantic jewel cum A 380: materials... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2017
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“roof terrace” (12 reviews)
“guided tour” (9 reviews)
280 boulevard Michelet, 13008 Marseille, France
03 4 91 16 78 00
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Reviewed 1 November 2017

For anyone interested in modern domestic architecture, this is a must. Fairly easy to get to - metro, then bus - this iconic building is open to the public free on the 3rd & 4th floors and the roof terrace. The massive supporting pillars are...More

Thank David E
Reviewed 28 July 2017

A brutalist architecture at its best. Now almost a well worked gigantic jewel cum A 380: materials, proportions, discrete intervallic spaces, colours, human scale, elevation, view from the terrace, inserted carriage, quality that was not expensive to effect and is at present artisanal quality. There...More

Thank Bardangas
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

I have been coming to Marseille for 35 years and this was my first visit to La Cite Radieuse. 10 euros for a guided tour by a very knowledgeable guide was great value for money. Fascinating to see a project started in 1947 completed in...More

1  Thank ChrisWM-2468
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

there's not much access, only 3+4 level and rooftop, but it's nice and impressive to see in reality. To get inside a flat you need to reserve in advance. Restaurant is super expensive, but for coffee it has a lovely view. Also the rooftop, which...More

Thank Amit E
Reviewed 11 June 2017

We parked our rental car for 15 minutes in the public car park by the Unite D'habitation a week ago, June 2017. Everything locked in the boot, nothing visible, car locked. We returned to find the back window smashed and everything stolen from the boot...More

6  Thank Will T
Reviewed 10 June 2017

Cite Radieuse Le Corbusier is part of everyday existence but architecture lovers celebrate it as a piece of art of a building designed by architect Le Corbusier.

Thank chickandbeast
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Because this place has not been turned into a museum but is still 'just' an appartment block/flat where regular people live, one can still see very well what Le Corbusier had in mind. It is basically as it was when built - in reasonable shape...More

Thank Peter G
Reviewed 16 April 2017

if you are into architecture, you probably have to come here to this work of Corbusier, located close to the stade Velodrome. it is not in all the best stage, and some reconstruction is under way. but it still offers a clear view of Corbusiers...More

Thank r0landbrunner
Reviewed 3 February 2017

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...More

Thank Etosha
Reviewed 23 January 2017

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.

Thank LAP L
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Meghna K
5 March 2017|
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Response from Etosha | Reviewed this property |
It is free and open. It's a building that people live and work in. Go to the entrance underneath the centre of the building and sign the visitor book. You can go to floors 3, 4 and the roof.
30 August 2016|
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Response from Susan S | Reviewed this property |
Sorry can not help you with this. I was underwhelmed with the buildings.
Abiba C
3 June 2016|
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Response from Bill C | Reviewed this property |
No, I don't think that you have to pay. I didn't test this myself, because I waited for the guide. There are security men in the lobby but I'm pretty sure that the roof, and the communal shopping floor (most of the shops are... More