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Architectural Tour Highlights The Works of Le Corbusier


UK based, Martin Randall Travel (MRT) is happy to offer travelers an in-depth look at the works of Le Corbusier, famous for his contributions to what is now called Modern Architecture, and one of the most influential architects of the twentieth century. This 9-day architectural tour from May 8-19, 2008, begins in Paris and takes guest through his buildings in Paris, the east of France, the Swiss Jura, Lyons and Marseilles. The tour will operate with between 10-22 participants and an expert lecturer.

Le Corbusier was a pioneer in theoretical studies of modern design and was dedicated to providing better living conditions for the residents of crowded cities. His career spanned five decades, with his iconic buildings constructed throughout central Europe, India, Russia, and one structure each in North and South America.

This tour begins in Paris where Le Corbusier finally settled. Guests will visit the village that houses the Fondation Le Corbusierm, the house for the sculptor Lipchitz (exterior), the Maison Cook (exterior), the Villa Savoye at Poissy, the Villa Steion (exterior), The Pavillion Suisse and the Pavillion Bresilien. From Paris guests will travel to Ronchamp to visit the hilltop chapel of Notre-Dame-du-Haut. After an overnight in Ronchamp guests depart to La Chaux-de-Fonds Switzerland, where Le Corbusier began his career. In La-Chaux-de-Fond guests will see buildings that were commissioned to him when he was only 18 years old. The route then turns southwest, with a break at La Saline Royale, the remarkable industrial complex and then heads to Lyon with its striking modern buildings and a visit to the opera house. After an overnight in Lyon the tour continues to Firminy-Vert and concludes in Marseille, where Le Corbusier did some of his best works to help the problems of overcrowding in the city.

This tour package titled LE CORBUSIER (MU 900) includes: rail travel
(economy class on Eurostar form London to Paris and Lille back to London) TGV high speed train (3 journeys), travel by private coach for other journeys, all hotel accommodations in 3 and 4-star properties (Paris, Besancin, Lyon, Marseille), all breakfasts, six dinners with wine, admission to all buildings, all tips, all taxes and the service of an expert lecturer.
PRICE: 2,090 (single room supplement 450)

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