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Cite Radieuse Le Corbusier

280 boulevard Michelet, 13008 Marseille, France
03 4 91 16 78 00
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Fabulous building. Welcoming and open to all. Lovely views from the roof terrace. Marseille looks... read more

Reviewed yesterday
John O
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Brussels, Belgium
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A must if you like Architecture

It is a certainly interesting building where Le Courbussier imagine a building with services... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Andychicagoan
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“roof terrace” (13 reviews)
“guided tour” (9 reviews)
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280 boulevard Michelet, 13008 Marseille, France
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Reviewed yesterday 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 1 week ago

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
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Reviewed 18 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

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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
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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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Reviewed 1 November 2017

For anyone interested in modern domestic architecture, this is a must. Fairly easy to get to - metro, then bus - this iconic building is open to the public free on the 3rd & 4th floors and the roof terrace. The massive supporting pillars are...More

1  Thank David E
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Reviewed 28 July 2017

A brutalist architecture at its best. Now almost a well worked gigantic jewel cum A 380: materials, proportions, discrete intervallic spaces, colours, human scale, elevation, view from the terrace, inserted carriage, quality that was not expensive to effect and is at present artisanal quality. There...More

Thank Bardangas
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Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

I have been coming to Marseille for 35 years and this was my first visit to La Cite Radieuse. 10 euros for a guided tour by a very knowledgeable guide was great value for money. Fascinating to see a project started in 1947 completed in...More

2  Thank ChrisWM-2468
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Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

there's not much access, only 3+4 level and rooftop, but it's nice and impressive to see in reality. To get inside a flat you need to reserve in advance. Restaurant is super expensive, but for coffee it has a lovely view. Also the rooftop, which...More

Thank Amit E
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Reviewed 11 June 2017

We parked our rental car for 15 minutes in the public car park by the Unite D'habitation a week ago, June 2017. Everything locked in the boot, nothing visible, car locked. We returned to find the back window smashed and everything stolen from the boot...More

6  Thank Will T
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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.
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TimBarber
30 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.
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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
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