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Couvent de la Tourette

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La Tourette, a place to visit!

The Counvent La Tourette is an amazing place to stay and to visit. To stay there you have to book... read more

Reviewed September 26, 2016
Milan, Italy
Most Underdog Le Corb's Work

From all the other famously-visited Le Corb's work, I personally think this is the best low-profile... read more

Reviewed December 6, 2015
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Jul 1, 2018
“Go for Sunday tour—we didn’t.”
Sep 26, 2016
“La Tourette, a place to visit!”
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Route d' Eveux, 69591, France
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Reviewed July 1, 2018

This place is hard to get to, and involves a steep walk up from the strain station . It is the famous architect, Le Corbusier’s, last structure. However, it is externally a hulking concrete building that looks like a parking garage. On Sundays only there...More

1  Thank Lucy M
Reviewed September 26, 2016

The Counvent La Tourette is an amazing place to stay and to visit. To stay there you have to book in advance, at least two weeks. It's a place where find some silence, peace and a wonderful immersion in a beautiful landscape all around. You...More

5  Thank simonagalateo
Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

From all the other famously-visited Le Corb's work, I personally think this is the best low-profile building ever. My favourite in France (out of others like unite d'habitation, Villa savoye etc). Contrary to most information online that the place is hard to access, it is...More

6  Thank Daecan
Reviewed May 22, 2015

My husband and I, both architects and admirers of Le Corbusier, were anxious to stop by Couvent Sainte-Marie de la Tourette on our trip to Paris from Provence. It was a quick jaunt through Lyon and a few questions about whether our GPS was taking...More

7  Thank skersley
Reviewed May 18, 2015

30 minutes outside Lyon, this priory (not a convent, as one of the galavanteers incorrectly identified it) was designed by the famous architect Le Corbusier and will appeal to both architecture enthusiasts and those searching for places of spiritual engagement. Tours are not exactly convenient...More

2  Thank TheGalavanteers
Reviewed January 2, 2014

Firstly, I am not sure about payment for the visit, as it was a field trip, but I did not notice any payments processed, so, I am still not sure if my tick on "no payment" in this review is fully truthful ) We visited...More

1  Thank Nargis A
Reviewed July 20, 2013

We went there on a whim when driving to Lyon, we saw a sign by the highway that said there was a convent built by Le Corbusier. We researched it a bit on internet because we couldn't find any signage. No need to book the...More

2  Thank ilgrauls
Reviewed September 21, 2011

As one would expect, the rooms and facilities are basic. After all you are staying in a cell. But it is one of the most memorable places to stay and recommendable to anyone with an interest in modern architecture and/or Le Corbusier. Do go and...More

6  Thank Mike0101
Reviewed August 16, 2010

The Dominican Monastery of La Tourette is really worth a visit for architects and those people who appreciate modern architecture or the work of Le Corbusier. It's very easy to get there via public transportation with the Roanne train from Lyon to L'Arbresle station (takes...More

5  Thank kaiser80
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Marina M
July 19, 2016|
Response from caviar |
yes, it is possible by contacting them on the address given on the website...allow 2 weeks in between contacting the convent and your visit.