- CONVENT AT LA TOURETTE BY CORBUSIER AND HÔTEL LE CORBUSIER (LYONS AND MARSEILLE, FRANCE)
Gaze at any modern building and you’ll see breadcrumbs leading back to Le Corbusier’s desk. His continuing oracular authority verges on the sacred, so why not stay in a Corbusier-designed convent? Rooms at the Convent at La Tourette (Lyon, France) are small and monastic, but the structure remains a masterpiece of inspiration, introspection and rejuvenation. It’s your chance to get closer to God and Le Corbusier. Or are they one and the same?
Alternatively, you can stay in Hôtel Le Corbusier (Marseille, France), arguably Le Corbusier’s most famous creation. It’s part of La Cité Radieuse (The Radiant City), which was to be the prototype for a new wave of post-war housing – a nine-storey building, with one floor of shops and a rooftop garden, that is one of the most famous and most photographed modern architectural spaces in the world. Cradle yourself in a monument; it’s an erection of the senses.