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Site Le Corbusier

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worth it, and easily accessible from Saint-Etienne

Visited this marvel of modernist architecture as part of a trip to Saint-Etienne. The arena... read more

Reviewed July 20, 2018
Ben B
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ontario, canada
Stunning Le Corbusier ensemble

Second-biggest set of buildings by Le Corbusier after Chandigarh, Firminy is definitely worth the... read more

Reviewed August 2, 2017
Bernard B
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Paris, France
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Jul 20, 2018
“worth it, and easily accessible from Saint-Etienne”
Aug 2, 2017
“Stunning Le Corbusier ensemble”
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Reviewed July 20, 2018

Visited this marvel of modernist architecture as part of a trip to Saint-Etienne. The arena buildings, church, and swimming pool are all quite amazing. We took the bus there from Saint-Etienne, which took about 25 minutes from the south end of the tram line --...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 2, 2017

Second-biggest set of buildings by Le Corbusier after Chandigarh, Firminy is definitely worth the trip; it encompasses almost all of the architect's architectural principles. An amazing church, a simple stadium, graceful cultural center (with a great theater and excellent photo exhibit of his works) on...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Bernard B
Reviewed July 12, 2017

The cultural center and the church designed by Le Corbusier (church finished years after he died) both constructed with raw concrete and typical colored glass windows, which allow interesting games of light when inside. Beautiful !

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank Mirc M
Reviewed May 8, 2017

Recently certify by the UNESCO as a part of World Heritage, Le Corbusier site mights interested the ones who like Architecture, Sociology, City Planning and History. If you read all explications, you needs approximately 1 hour to visit the church and a bit less to...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Navaja F
Reviewed March 23, 2014

The architect Le Corbusier designed a group of buildings which includes a church, a cultural center, and a housing project. you HAVE to visit

Date of experience: December 2013
2  Thank Illia M
Reviewed April 3, 2011

We first visited Firminy to see the Corbusier-designed church of St. Pierre in 2008, and we will go again in April 2011. It is the most beautiful church I have ever seen. Better than all the gothic and medieval and rococco churches all over Europe?...More

Date of experience: April 2011
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