Admiring the visionary mind of architect Charles-Edouard Le Corbusier, Bordeaux industrialist Henri Frugès commissioned ... More
Admiring the visionary mind of architect Charles-Edouard Le Corbusier, Bordeaux industrialist Henri Frugès commissioned him to create this unconventional neighborhood. Fifty houses were built in 1926, but they didn't become homes until 1929. The 1970s brought restoration and renewed respect for the buildings, which are now listed and protected in a national heritage zone (Protection du Patrimoine Architectural Urbain et Paysager). With only modest architectural alterations allowed, the whole neighborhood will be preserved, while maintaining its original residential feel.
For anyone seriously interested in le Corbusier a visit to pessac is a must. Restoration work has been going on since about 1984 and several house types have been returned to their original condition and colour. There are still a number of totally neglected buildings across the site but progress has been steady since I first visited pessac in 2001. Better than Villa Savoie I think!
Discover the Mercure Carcassonne hotel set among greenery, just a 5 min walk from the medieval city and 10 mins
from the Canal du Midi and the lower town. Restaurant, terrace, gardens, bar with fireplace, 80 rooms including 19 ...
The Ibis Bordeaux Pessac hotel is located 10 min from the centre of Bordeaux, surrounded by Bordeaux vineyards, on the
Sun Route to Toulouse, Bayonne and Saint Sebastien. 5 km from Bordeaux Merignac airport, it has 87 air conditioned ...
Parc de la Villette is the setting for this huge science museum best known for its Geode dome and impressive
180 degree cinema. Natural and scientific phenomena are explained with the help of exhibitions in an area specially designed ...
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