Villa Savoye is a modernist villa in Poissy, in the outskirts of Paris. It was designed by Swiss architects Le Corbusier and his cousin, Pierre Jeanneret, and built between 1928 and 1931 using reinforced concrete.

A manifesto of Le Corbusier's 'five points' of new architecture, the villa is representative of the bases of modern architecture, and is one of the most easily recognizable and renowned examples of the International style.

The house was originally built as a country retreat on behest of the Savoye family. After being purchased by the neighbouring school it passed on to be property of the French state in 1958, and after surviving several plans of demolition, it was designated as an official French historical monument in 1965 (a rare occurrence, as Le Corbusier was still living at the time). It was thoroughly renovated from 1985 to 1997 and is now open to visitors year-round.

In July 2016, the house and several other works by Le Corbusier were inscribed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.



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Founded: 1928-1931


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Alzbeta Dvorakova (5 months ago)
Absolute classic. Wish the furniture was there so you could have a better idea about what it was like to actually live there. Still it is amazing to step inside the world of Le Corbusier. Just about 30 minutes from paris, definitely worth the trip!
Alan (9 months ago)
A worthwhile trip to the suburbs of Paris if you appreciate modern architecture and especially the style of Le Corbusier. The house itself isn’t large and can be visited in under half an hour, but make sure to sit outside for a bit to admire the exterior too. It’s surrounded by a lot of greenery and plenty of trees that barricade it from the outside world.
Oussama HAMDACHE (2 years ago)
This is a really interesting place for who is an Architect, or studying architecture. You will see what you have studied in Theory of Architecture in real life. Recommended Entry is €8 per person but it's worth it.
Glenn Versieck (2 years ago)
Beautiful architecture !
Fab Mich Sim (2 years ago)
Could become a better place by just renewing paintings and ground, and then what about setting up some photo expositions here?
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