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Cite Radieuse Le Corbusier

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Address: 280 boulevard Michelet, 13008 Marseille, France
Phone Number: 03 4 91 16 78 00
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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... read more

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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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 17 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 11 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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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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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Marseille, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Cite Radieuse is now protected by UNESCO as a world heritage site. The roof top offers amazing views over the city and the sea, it's a great open air gallery space. Further down the building a small shopping mall, and hotel restaurant that are all classics of this architectural gem. If you like the Barbican in London you'll love this... More 

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Turin, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

We spent a night in a little double room to enjoy the atmosphere that Le Corbusier wanted to convey designing the building. Visiting the Cite Radieuse is free but also a night in the hotel isn't expensive at all. (The breakfast buffet is not included and actually it's a bit poor.) It has been an amazing experience. It lets you... More 

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