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Pilgrimage to this amazing building

Have always wanted to visit. Easy to get to by metro (and short walk) or bus. The building... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
Must see if you like architecture

This building is definitely worth to visit if you are in Marseille. Inside on the 3rd and 4th floor... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kenny V
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280 boulevard Michelet, 13008 Marseille, France
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have always wanted to visit. Easy to get to by metro (and short walk) or bus. The building itself is stunning, if you love Corbusier you have to visit. Simply sign in to reception for free and then you can visit the roof, the 3rd...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This building is definitely worth to visit if you are in Marseille. Inside on the 3rd and 4th floor you can visit the common areas and of course the rooftop terrace with a beautiful view on Marseille and the Mediterranean sea. It’s pity that they...More

Thank Kenny V
Reviewed 8 September 2018

It is a must for architecture fans or social history. The visit of the Cité Radieuse offers an unforgettable experience... There also an exhibition area located on the top floor.

Thank Alexia P
Reviewed 28 August 2018

We arrived at an off-hour for a tour, and hadn't prearranged a tour, so we only saw the building from outside. The first thing that struck me was how solidly it sat upon its heavy legs on the ground. Formally, it feels quite stark when...More

Thank Nancyuen
Reviewed 25 August 2018

This is really worth the visit. The building and concept are fantastic. The roof terrace on its own is worth the visit. Having a café on the terrace of the "hotel" as well. Nice book store and design shop in the gallery on the third...More

Thank pilipili2009
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Fabulous building. Welcoming and open to all. Lovely views from the roof terrace. Marseille looks great. The building remains in use as intended: private apartments, hotel, shops, lovely green outdoor space........we didn’t take a tour but will next time!

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Reviewed 11 August 2018

It is a certainly interesting building where Le Courbussier imagine a building with services inside, The history of the building is also an interesting one. Do not miss the top on the terraze with superb views

Thank Andychicagoan
Reviewed 17 May 2018

The cité radieuse’s citizens are proud of the privilege of living in Le Corbusier revolutionary vertical village. Visitors are allowed on the roof for a few hours everyday. I had the chance to visit the 2-bedroom apartment of a friend of a friend and was...More

Thank notacanada
Reviewed 27 March 2018

just this building deserve visit marseille (if you are a architecture lover) still modern but designed in 1952. amaizing! vitis and enjoy one of the best pieces of genius Le Corbusier

Thank barcelonian b
Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

The tour booked through tourist information didn’t happen due to confusing instructions from the tourist office. They say they are refunding the cost. We self toured you can visit level 3, 4 & 9. 9 being the roof terrace. Great building and views of coast...More

1  Thank richmou
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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.
29 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