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Cite Fruges

4 rue le Corbusier, 33600 Pessac, Bordeaux, France
05-56-36-56-46
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If you love architecture....

We got a bus here from central Bordeaux, there is a bus stop a few minutes away from the Corbusier... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2017
NorthernHeatseeker
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UK
Excellent arquitecture

We went there with my friend during my visit to her and the visit already started but the woman was... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2017
Marta F
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Padua, Italy
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Bordeaux industrialist Henri Frugès commissioned the visionary architect Charles-Edouard Le Corbusier, to create this unconventional neighbourhood. 50 houses were built in 1926, and restored in the 1970s. This brought out renewed respect for the buildings, which are now listed and protected in a national heritage zone (Protection du Patrimoine Architectural Urbain et Paysager).
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  • Very good35%
  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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4 rue le Corbusier, 33600 Pessac, Bordeaux, France
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Reviewed 13 April 2017

We got a bus here from central Bordeaux, there is a bus stop a few minutes away from the Corbusier houses. We managed to catch an informative tour after spending a while walking around looking as the various designs of house. Some were pristine whilst...More

Thank NorthernHeatseeker
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

We went there with my friend during my visit to her and the visit already started but the woman was very nice with us saying we can join and follow a group with translator in English. She was very kind with us and the arquitecture...More

Thank Marta F
Reviewed 10 November 2016

If you are at all interested in urban planning or architecture then this is a must. Very easily accessible by public transport (no.4 bus) . Do book if you wish to visit the museum (guided tours, in French only I think)

Thank Tasjan
Reviewed 13 May 2016

worth a visit to see the inside of the house with models of the development and the frequent art exhibitions. The whole development and the story behind it is really interesting...to find out how the council tried to block the development, see the social history,...More

Thank belette
Reviewed 17 January 2015

This really is a must for any fan of le Cobusier or architecture in generally. The guide is fantastic and has a passion for style. Some of the buildings are not in good shape - but it is interesting to see how time has affected...More

3  Thank MixMasterMoll
Reviewed 15 July 2014

Le Corbusier designed a small development with 20+ homes. Most are well maintained. You can tour one of the houses which is owned by the city. Very easy to get to - just take tram B to the end of the line (Pessac). It's about...More

2  Thank ChocolateTourist
Reviewed 1 March 2014

This place is really cool. Worth visiting even if you're not a fan of architecture, the guided tour is interesting and it's the only way to see the museum.

Thank argiedre
Reviewed 15 October 2013

Whilst I am not sure Corbusier's talent matched his fame this is well worth a visit. The opening times varied between web sites so check in advance, but basically it seems to be open Tuesday-Sunday but closed for lunch. Quite a long journey by tram...More

3  Thank cortontrader
Reviewed 19 August 2013

Visiting the City Fruges turned out to be much more interesting than I first feared. House number 4 is owned by the city and operated as a small museum. We arrived when they were closed for lunch so explored the area looking at the different...More

1  Thank GrahamHopper
Reviewed 6 January 2013

Excellent is not really the best way to describe this because it is awful to see what some people have done to the architectural masterpieces their houses once were but that is exactly why it has to be seen to be believed. But it is...More

1  Thank LondonTelegramSam
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