Cite Radieuse Le Corbusier, Marseille

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Swiss architect Charles-Edouard Jeanneret, better known as Le Corbusier, designed and built Cite Radieuse Le Corbusier between 1947 and 1951. The structure is 165 m (541 ft) long, 24 m (78 ft) wide, and 56 m (183 ft) high, with 337 apartments. Some of the apartments are duplexes, and others take up the full width of the building. To visit Cite Radieuse Le Corbusier and other attractions in Marseille, use our Marseille trip itinerary planner.
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  • August 12, 2017
    I found great to visit this building (attention not before 9 in the morning). I'm not agree with the opinion that compared to a dilapidated housing project. Here, on the contrary it is very well maintained (team cleaning all floors), the reception is very good: we will explain what you can visit: the view is beautiful from the roof terrace and also on the floors. It makes want to live there. 3 elevators give you access to the floors
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  • August 11, 2017
    Ahead of his time this Swiss architect has left magnificent traces of his work in different regions, one of those works in which it has implemented its style avant-garde is no doubt this radiant city, boulevard Michelet in Marseille. To see without hesitation.
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  • August 10, 2017
    I will unfortunately not be objective, hating everything relates to the modern and contemporary, but the radiant city the Corbusier has, in my opinion, radiant as the name. From the outside, it's like a city housing project in a State of disrepair advanced. Inside, because, Yes, this building to visit... long dark corridors, very dark even... a creepy atmosphere worthy of the best horror film. Almost expected to see a pair of binoculars or a kid in tricycle down the corridor... Finally, the terrace... Single point of interest, for the view... for the rest, remains in an atmosphere of raw concrete having suffered the horrors of the time... in short, as you can see, I was really captivated by the... also radiant city walk she could one day be...
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