Unesco

The Le Corbusier site 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....
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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....
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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 Housing Unit!

[IN FRENCH AND ENGLISH]

During School holidays (from 10/02 to 25/02, from 7/04 to 22/04, from 20/10 to 4/11, from 22/12 to 6/01/2019) : every Saturday at 2 pm and 3.30 pm (except on public holidays).

From 11/07 to 2/09 : every Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 10.30 am, 2 pm and 3.30 pm (except on public holidays).

During the rest of the year : every Saturday at 2 pm and 3.30 pm (except on public holidays).

 

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 online here 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).

 

The nursery school

[IN FRENCH AND ENGLISH]

Complement your visit of the Housing Unit with Marcel Roux’s nursery school: an untouched 1950’s architecture and design.

From 11/07 to 2/09 : every Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 12 am and 5 pm (except on public holidays)

  • Ticket office at the Cultural Centre or the Church.
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Charge: full price 3 € / reduced price 2,50 € / Free of charge of children under 8 years old. Included in Discovery Pass and Pass Le Corbusier.
  • Limited access, booking is mandatory.

 

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Cultural Centre and church Saint-Pierre:

[IN ENGLISH]

From 1/08 to 31/08: every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday at 11 am.

[IN FRENCH]

During School holidays (from 10/02 to 25/02, from 7/04 to 22/04, from 20/10 to 4/11, from 22/12 to 6/01/2019) :  every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 3 pm + every Saturday at 10.30 pm (except on public holidays).

From 11/07 to 2/09 : everyday at 3.30 pm + every Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 10.30 am (except on public holidays).

During the rest of the year : every Saturday at 10.30 (except on public holidays).

 

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.

Since 2017, the Site Le Corbusier proposes 2 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.