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Cite Fruges

4, rue Le Corbusier, 336600 Pessac, Bordeaux, France
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Ranked #2 of 5 Attractions in Pessac
Type: Architectural Buildings
Owner description: Bordeaux industrialist Henri Frugès commissioned the visionary architect Charles-Edouard Le Corbusier, to create this unconventional neighbourhood. 50... more » Owner description: 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). « less
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Cleveland, Ohio
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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London
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70 reviews 70 reviews
9 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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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