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Address: 4, rue Le Corbusier, 336600 Pessac, Bordeaux, France
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Bordeaux industrialist Henri Frugès commissioned the visionary architect...

Bordeaux industrialist Henri Frugès commissioned the visionary architect Charles-Edouard Le Corbusier, to create this unconventional neighbourhood. 50 houses were built in 1926, and restored in the 1970s. This brought out renewed respect for the buildings, which are now listed and protected in a national heritage zone (Protection du Patrimoine Architectural Urbain et Paysager).

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For architecture & Corbusier fans

Le Corbusier designed a small development with 20+ homes. Most are well maintained. You can tour one of the houses which is owned by the city. Very easy to get to - just take... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2014
Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This really is a must for any fan of le Cobusier or architecture in generally. The guide is fantastic and has a passion for style. Some of the buildings are not in good shape - but it is interesting to see how time has affected them. Make sure you have time to look around the surrounding streets. Booking a tour... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Le Corbusier designed a small development with 20+ homes. Most are well maintained. You can tour one of the houses which is owned by the city. Very easy to get to - just take tram B to the end of the line (Pessac). It's about a 15 minute walk from there on Rue le Corbusier of course.

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

This place is really cool. Worth visiting even if you're not a fan of architecture, the guided tour is interesting and it's the only way to see the museum.

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Suffolk England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Whilst I am not sure Corbusier's talent matched his fame this is well worth a visit. The opening times varied between web sites so check in advance, but basically it seems to be open Tuesday-Sunday but closed for lunch. Quite a long journey by tram and bus but through enjoyable Bordeaux suburbs. No tour was available when I visited but... More 

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Visiting the City Fruges turned out to be much more interesting than I first feared. House number 4 is owned by the city and operated as a small museum. We arrived when they were closed for lunch so explored the area looking at the different Corbusier houses around. We returned when they were due to be open but were sent... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Excellent is not really the best way to describe this because it is awful to see what some people have done to the architectural masterpieces their houses once were but that is exactly why it has to be seen to be believed. But it is a five star experience hence the rating. Easy to get to on the tram to... More 

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