Sleep in Le Corbusier's "Cité Radieuse"

Did you know that it’s possible to rent for your vacation an unusual duplex, rich in history, perched on the 6th floor of Le Corbusier’s mythic building?
By Elodie Liénard

When you come to Marseille, something you must do is visit the Cité Radieuse – built in 1952 by the famous architect Le Corbusier. The structure, an imposing listed building, is as famous here as the Notre-Dame de la Garde basilica or the football stadium! But rather than spending an hour or two crisscrossing the rooftop terrace or the corridors, why not actually stay there by renting an apartment? It’s the best way to get to to get to know the inside of this original building, but especially to experience first-hand the lifestyle of the Cité Radieuse. Because that’s what it’s all about! Le Corbusier designed a building that is aesthetically very impressive, but more than that, he totally reconsidered ways of “living together,” creating a collective housing system, a sort of “vertical village” in which the residents – 300 families – consider themselves members of a community. architectural officeand there’s a kindergarten on the 8th floor. And on the top floor is the rooftop terrace offering unforgettable sunsets. This is where the neighbors gather – as soon as spring arrives – to share a pizza, while the kids enjoy the pool. To live in this apartment for the holidays allows you to enjoy all this, but also and especially to enjoy the very special atmosphere of this mythic building…


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La Cité Radieuse
280 bd Michelet
13008 Marseille
www.location-duplex-corbusier-marseille.com
Sleep in Le Corbusier's
Sleeping in La Cité Radieuse
Marseille
Photography José Nicolas
Sleep in Le Corbusier's
Sleeping in La Cité Radieuse
Marseille
Photography José Nicolas
Sleep in Le Corbusier's
Sleeping in La Cité Radieuse
Marseille
Photography José Nicolas

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