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Villa Savoye

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Address: 82, rue de Villiers, 78300 Poissy, France
Phone Number: (33)(0)1 39 65 01 06
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Villa Savoye is an internationally-renowned masterpiece built by...

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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Les Heures Claires

I am not an architect, but I simply adored this house. Built by Le Corbusier between 1928 and 1931 it is was the weekend home of the Savoye family and called "Les Heures Claires... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I am not an architect, but I simply adored this house. Built by Le Corbusier between 1928 and 1931 it is was the weekend home of the Savoye family and called "Les Heures Claires". The "box in the air" was the culmination of the architect's formal research and the implementation of the Five Points of New Architecture.After the damage the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Villa Savoye is an architectural icon from Le Corbusier. The home and it's design and build are ahead of their time and is modern even by today's standards. Truly a delight to see and to be able to wander freely around inside. The home is very much original but could use some sympathetic restoration. (Restoration NOT renovation), and it could... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

I had the house to myself and roamed about. Being an architect this house has special meaning for me. Visited 40 years ago and its still today strikes me as overwhelming. I agree that one needs to experience the space in person much more meaningful than see them in photos. Some buildings have sprung up that impact the views out... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Ok, so I'm an architectural nerd. This is more wonderful than anything they told you in design school or that you computer modelled. Don't miss the kitchen.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016 via mobile

Grand Designs has nothing on this almost 100 year old masterpiece of architectural brilliance. I was almost ambivalent about visiting this house but am very glad I did. It was worth the trip via RER A line to Poissy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

Le Corbusier's Villa Savoye can only be fully appreciated by visiting in the flesh. You may think you understand the architectural promenade from the photographs in all books detailing the history of modern architecture but it can only be revealed as volumes and objects dynamically move as you process through the building. I was the only person on a free... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

The Villa Savoye is in the town of Poissy, 23.8 kms (14.8 miles) west of Paris and it is reached on the fast RER A5 Métro train. Do note that a Métro train stops at each station along the line so the ride to Poissy will take about 45 minutes. Therefore, if you do not want to sit on the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016 via mobile

Even if you are not a fan of architecture, I think it would be hard not to be impressed by this amazing example of LeCorbusier's work. The entire home is available to be explored, from the ingenious three-car garage up to the outdoor terraces. It is certainly not crumbling, but could use some renovation work – – fixing the floors,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016 via mobile

The villa is closed for repairs, the garden remains exceptionally open to the public, you can still take outside pictures.. The reopening is on January 16th..

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2016

For any art or architecture lover, this icon is a must on the checklist. The purity or the architecture stands up as well as it did. It just needs a little TLC. The last restoration was done about 20 years ago and it needs refreshing. Not a massive overhaul, but some attention. Also, they MUST and I insist MUST remove... More 

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