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Villa Savoye

82, rue de Villiers, 78300 Poissy, France
(33)(0)1 39 65 01 06
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Poissy
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Landmarks
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Owner description: The Villa Savoye is an internationally-renowned masterpiece built by architect Charles-Edouard Jeanneret – better known as Le Corbusier – and Pierre Jeanneret, between 1928 and 1931. The villa, designed for the Savoye family (hence its name), is acknowledged as one of the founding examples of the modern architecture movement. Open:> 1st March to 30th April: from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.> 2nd May to 31st August: from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.> 1st September to 31st October: from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.> 2nd November to 29th February: from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Closed:> Mondays.> 1st January, 1st May, 1st November, 11th November and from 25th December to 1st January. Admission fees: Adults : 7,5€; Concessions (18 to 25) = 4,50 €; Free admission: minors under 18*; Free admission: 18-25 years old* (citizens of one of the 27 countries of the EU or are non-European permanent residents of France) * excluding school groups

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Paris, Ile-de-France, France
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72 reviews 72 reviews
14 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Villa Savoye is situated in large, private grounds, not far from the centre of Poissy. Though the design ideas have since been "copied" a million times, what makes Villa Savoye interesting is that it was breaking new ground in design terms, being onstructed very early on in the modern movement. Also, of course, it was designed by "the master" himself,... More

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Offenburg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

An unusual house who show to the visitor the style of Le Corbusier and at the same time the style of a period. Nice discovery

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We visited Villa Savoye and happened to notice that there is an English tour every Wed and Fri. We asked the ticket guy who said he would be leading it at 11am. We toured the villa for half an hour and returned to the front desk to find that my husband and I were the only ones. The guide, Thomas,... More

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Cowra
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Villa Savoye is a short bus ride or an uphill walk from Poissy station. While it is of special interest to lovers of architecture, most people would enjoy visiting this famous house. The large grounds make it an oasis from the busy streets outside. Nice place to enjoy a picnic lunch. The small shop has a selection of books on... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

It is worth making the trip out to Poissy from Paris even if you're not particularly knowledgable about architecture as this is a visually striking example of the modernist style in a calm environment. Poissy can be reached by RER (line A from Charles De Gaulle Etoile, Chatelet, Gare de Lyon or Nation in Paris). Trains run every 30 minutes... More

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Province of Benevento, Italy
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Even for non-architects, this place is a good way to understand modernist thinking in designing houses. Bus and train schedules can post some problems as you may end up waiting for a long time, so check the schedules before going there and at what time you can leave to catch your bus back at the train station.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Went with my sister and brother in law who are architects and wanted to see the space. It was interesting even for the non architect, but someone who just likes modern architecture. I thought the house and permanent exhibit were good and worth the trip out. What was extremely annoying and detracted from the trip was the temporary exhibit "The... More

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Acushnet, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Designed by Le Corbusier, this modern structure is most interesting.. My Granddaughter is a student of Architecture and visiting Villa Savoye was on her list of must see places to visit in and around Paris. Because she had the foresight to bring her student identification there was no admission charge for her. Our hotel arranged a taxi from Paris to... More

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Poissy, France
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Any architecture enthusiast should definitely add the Villa Savoye to his Paris itinerary: I won't go into details about how amazing this structure is - suffice it to say that I was knocked off my feet the first time I visited, both by the way the building is tied to the surrounding nature and by the way it appears to... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

If you are interested in modern architecture, this short train trip to Poissy is a great morning adventure. The guided tour of the house was provided (in French) by an enthusiastic docent. The house is beautiful of course, but I was dissapointed that it wasn't staged with furntiure, art, or accessories of the period. Same for Corbu's Villa Roche in... More

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