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Cite Radieuse Le Corbusier

Address: 280 bd Michelet, 13008 Marseille, France
Phone Number: 03 4 91 16 78 00
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Ranked #17 of 94 Attractions in Marseille
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Landmarks
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Landmarks

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Definitely worth the bus trip from marseille had to get two buses to get there #121. Nice to get there early and wander about the complex the rooftop is stunning ..if you have the times have lunch but a cafe au lait in the hotel proves enjoyable and only 3 euros a lot cheaper than some of the cafes in... More 

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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Worth the visit, a little outside the center of town but easily reachable by bus and/or subway. Could not get a table in the restaurant which is apparently quite decent. Spoke to a number of people who live there, and they all seem to love it -- feels like a very long lasting experiment that works. Unusual and fun.

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Geneva, Switzerland
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I visited La Cité Radieuse through the guided tour offered by the Marseille tourism office (10 euro). You can visit it for free yourself without a guide, but to see inside one of the apartments - which is really the most interesting part - you must be on a guided tour. I really enjoyed the visit, and learning about the... More 

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Paris, France
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Our initial reaction was slight disappointment,as the outside didn't seem particularly remarkable. However, once you're inside, you start to realise that this building, created for social housing, was far ahead of its time. Sadly, the original concept of having all the essential shops located on one upper level has been overtaken by the arrival of supermarkets, but you can still... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014 via mobile

For a building nearly 70 years of age pretty well kept, rather than upgrading it and loosing the details. Floors, light armatures, pebble type concrete colourings still intact. Top floor terrace must see although can be very windy so take care climbing on stairs getting a better view of the surroundings. 3rd and 4th floor portray an empty shop, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Corbusier designed the Unite d'habitation (Cite Radieuse) constructed following WW2 as a model city on several levels where everything was contained within the building - nursery, shops, hotel (you can buy a drink in the restaurant bar here and enjoy the views), gym and theatre. Having visited this visionary construct of Corbusier's we are convinced that this is an ideal... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

It may be interesting for architects but for me it was just a bigger more coloured "panel" house. I may have made mistake not taking the guided tour inside but 10 EUR seemed to me too much for that. And it is very far from anything.

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Chengdu, China
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

How long are we going to wait before this becomes great art? In the meanwhile it is just destroying the scenery.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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4 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

I visited the Cite Radieuse with an official guided tour (10 EUR, 1h30', in French... not sure whether there are visits in English). They can be booked at the Marseille Tourisme website (Google Visites Guidees La Cite Radieuse in the French version). While everything other than an original apartment is free to visit by yourself, I felt the 10 EUR... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

splendid architecture by Le Corbusier, you can visit level 3 and the roof of the building (impressive view !)

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