All year long
Built between 1947 and 1952, Le Corbusier's housing unit implements all the theories published in his "Radiant City" (La Ville radieuse) by Le Corbusier in 1935. He used a measurement system known as "the Modulor", based on human proportions and the golden ratio.
The 50,000-ton tower block sits on 34 pillars of bare reinforced concrete. There are 337 apartments in 15 different styles. Each apartment-villa has its own large terrace and bay window. The property is characterised by its hotel and restaurant, an indoor street lined with shops, a gym, an open-air theatre, a children's pool, a nursery school with a playground and a panoramic view of Marseille and its harbour from the roof terrace.
Admission prices :
- Full price : 10 €
- Children from 5 to 11 years : 5 €
Free public entry to the property which is open all year round.
There is limited access to some areas, ask the warden who will show you which areas you can visit.
Group visits by appointment only with the Marseille Tourist Office, call +33 (0) 4 91 13 89 00
School group visits by apppointment with the Architecture, Urbanism and Environment office of the Bouches-du-Rhône, call +33 (0) 4 96 11 01 20
Getting there: metro line 2, station: Rond Point du Prado, then bus 21, 21S, 22, 22S bus stop: Le Corbusier