The Cultural Centre, an outstanding Monument listed by Unesco!

Constructed between 1961 and 1965, this was the first completed part of the arts and sports centre intended to complement the new neighbourhood of Firminy-Vert, which was launched in 1954....

Guided tours

Tour the site with our guides to find out about Le Corbusier, the Firminy project and its concrete architecture. See the agenda of events to discover all the available activities !


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Exceptional tours of the Unité d’Habitation!


EVERY SATURDAY at 2 pm and 3.30 pm

Departure at Maison de la Culture (Cultural Centre)

Come and stroll around with our facilitators in the Unité d’Habitation of Firminy, latest of the 5 Le Corbusier’s Housing Units. The  “Cité Radieuse” in Marseille was the first one to be built, and acted as a model for the four others: Rezé-les-Nantes, Briey-en-Forêt, Berlin and Firminy.
Discover the unmodified 60s show-appartement, and enjoy the amazing view from the nursery school and the roof-top.

Come and visit the Firminy project and see what makes it different.

  • Information and booking: +33 4 77 61 08 72. Limited access, booking is mandatory.
  • Duration: 75 minutes
  • Charge: full price €10 / reduced price €8.50 / Free of charge for children under 8 years old. Does not include the site entrance (Cultural Centre and church of Saint-Pierre).


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Maison de la Culture and church Saint-Pierre:


EVERY SATURDAY at 10.30 am
ADDITIONAL VISITS during school holidays (from 21th October to 4th November and from 23th December to 6th January) : every monday, wednesday, thursday and friday at 3 pm.

Visit the Maison de la Culture, listed as Unesco World Heritage, and the church, conceived in the 60s but inaugurated only in 2006!
Our guides will tell you all the secrets of these astonishing buildings.

A unique architectural adventure!

  • Departure at the Cultural Centre
  • Duration: 75 minutes
  • Charge: full price €4 / reduced price €3.50 / Free of charge for children under 8 years old. In addition to the site entrance ticket.


In 2017, the Site Le Corbusier proposes 2 new offers:

Discovery Pass *:  14€ / 12€

Site entrance + guided tour of the Housing Unit

Pass Le Corbusier*: 17€ / 14,50€

Site Entrance + guided tourof the Maison de la Culture and the church + guided tour of the Housing Unit


* Valid 2 consecutive days. Limited access, booking is required. Avalaible only on visit days, see dates above.


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