Maison La Roche
The house, nestled at the end of a cul-de-sac and just five minutes walk from the Bois de Boulogne, was designed in the early 1920s and offers a unique insight into the remarkable work of the pioneer of modern architecture. Guided tours are offered twice a week, in English and French.
Patron and art collector Raoul La Roche commissioned the villa to house his collection of avant-garde paintings and sculptures. Le Corbusier took this opportunity to put into practice his theory of the “five points of architecture”, exemplified by the pure form white facade, the horizontal ribbon windows and the roof terrace.
An icon of modernity
Inside, the decor is minimalist. Soft light illuminates the interior spaces thanks to the large glass windows. Specific attention is paid to draw your gaze to the coloured walls, a feature carefully conceptualised by the architect. The paint and furniture, including several pieces signed by Le Corbusier himself, have been recently restored.
Maison La Roche adjoins the Villa Jeanneret, built in the same year, which now houses the private offices of the Le Corbusier Foundation.
Emblematic of the Modern Movement, the construction of Maison La Roche slightly precedes that of the Villa Savoye (1928). These two houses offer a rare opportunity to visit buildings that are the foundation of 20th-century architecture.
Access and contact
Days and opening hours
Every day throughout the year. Closed Monday, Wednesday and Sunday. Closed exceptionally on January 1st, Easter Monday, Feast of the Ascension, Whit Monday, May 1st, May 8th, July 14th, August 15th, November 1st, November 11th and December 25th.
- Full price: 10 €.
Free entry for children < 14 years.
- Accessible for wheelchairs with assistance
- Internal doors with easy openings
- Reception desk between 70-80 cm high
- Site, building partially accessible
- Reception staff sensitized to the reception of people with disabilities