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Cite Radieuse Le Corbusier

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Address: 280 boulevard Michelet, 13008 Marseille, France
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for architecture freaks

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... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2017
r0landbrunner
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 (some people here complain that it is not in great shape, but I actually liked... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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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 visions and his way to build them in stone. There is a restaurant/bar in the... More 

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
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 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 11 helpful votes
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.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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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
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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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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