Le Cabanon de Le Corbusier, classified Historic Monument

The Buzzard beach is famous in more than one way.
First of all because the world-famous architect Le Corbusier built there in 1952 a shed that he liked to call "his castle".
This very small, 3.66m by 3.66m shed, which can be visited today, is classified as a historic Monument.

"In addition to the polychromy that weighs down with touches of color the austerity of the minimal habitat designed by Le Corbusier, murals by the architect decorate a wall of the entrance corridor of the Cabanon as well as the interior face of the two folding shutters".

 

A fatal beach
If Le Corbusier loved this beach, it was nevertheless fatal to him since he drowned there in August 1965.
To reach the beach, you have to take a hundred steps, 101 to be exact.
This long beach, of sand and pebbles, is next to a lush park surrounding the Casa del Mare, a monumental residence where the Italian actress Silvana Mangano lived.
Other curiosities, the villa style 1930 of the designer Eileen Gray.

 

Visit of the shed...

The fragility of the garden shed and the workshop hut requires a limitation in the number of visitors. Entry to the Cabanon is only allowed in groups of no more than 4 people accompanied by a guide. The time spent inside may not exceed 2 to 3 minutes to facilitate the rotation of visitors.

It is essential not to touch the paintings or furniture and not to manipulate the openings and handles. Only the guide is authorized to make these manipulations during the visits.

 

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To go further....

La Villa E-1027, Le Cabanon et les Unités de Camping, L'étoile de Mer, Le Corbusier et Eileen Gray

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