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Site Le Corbusier

Boulevard Peripherique du Stade, 42700 Firminy, France
+33 4 77 61 08 72
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worth it, and easily accessible from Saint-Etienne

Visited this marvel of modernist architecture as part of a trip to Saint-Etienne. The arena... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ben B
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ontario, canada
Stunning Le Corbusier ensemble

Second-biggest set of buildings by Le Corbusier after Chandigarh, Firminy is definitely worth the... read more

Reviewed 2 August 2017
Bernard B
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Paris, France
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Boulevard Peripherique du Stade, 42700 Firminy, France
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"cultural center"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited this marvel of modernist architecture as part of a trip to Saint-Etienne. The arena buildings, church, and swimming pool are all quite amazing. We took the bus there from Saint-Etienne, which took about 25 minutes from the south end of the tram line --...More

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Reviewed 2 August 2017

Second-biggest set of buildings by Le Corbusier after Chandigarh, Firminy is definitely worth the trip; it encompasses almost all of the architect's architectural principles. An amazing church, a simple stadium, graceful cultural center (with a great theater and excellent photo exhibit of his works) on...More

Thank Bernard B
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Reviewed 12 July 2017

The cultural center and the church designed by Le Corbusier (church finished years after he died) both constructed with raw concrete and typical colored glass windows, which allow interesting games of light when inside. Beautiful !

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Reviewed 8 May 2017

Recently certify by the UNESCO as a part of World Heritage, Le Corbusier site mights interested the ones who like Architecture, Sociology, City Planning and History. If you read all explications, you needs approximately 1 hour to visit the church and a bit less to...More

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Reviewed 24 March 2014

The architect Le Corbusier designed a group of buildings which includes a church, a cultural center, and a housing project. you HAVE to visit

1  Thank Illia M
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Reviewed 4 April 2011

We first visited Firminy to see the Corbusier-designed church of St. Pierre in 2008, and we will go again in April 2011. It is the most beautiful church I have ever seen. Better than all the gothic and medieval and rococco churches all over Europe?...More

5  Thank JulieJ8
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