Villa Savoye, Poissy

Villa Savoye

In Poissy, north-west of Paris, discover Le Corbusier’s iconic Villa Savoye: a Modernist manifesto designed by one of the masters of 20th-century architecture.
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Description

An astonishing white construction, set on the edge of a forest. Raised on stilts, with a roof terrace adorned with large cylindrical forms, the Villa Savoye is an architectural manifesto.

A major edifice within Le Corbusier’s oeuvre, the Villa, completed in 1931, has maintained its avant-garde character. To employ the architect’s provocative terms, it is both a "machine for living" and a "machine for provoking emotions," arresting the viewer by the radicalness of its form. Today it is accepted as one of the masterpieces of 20th-century architecture.

A veritable manifesto for Modernist architecture, the Villa Savoye embodies Le Corbusier’s famous “Five Points Towards a New Architecture”: the supports; the free designing of the ground plan; the free design of the façade; the horizontal windows; and the roof gardens. For a more in-depth immersion in the architect’s history, don’t forget to visit the Maison La Roche in Paris, which Le Corbusier completed just a few years before the Villa Savoye. In 2016, UNESCO recognised Le Corbusier’s “Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement,” inscribing his architectural work on its World Heritage List.

You might also like the Museum of the 1930s and its artistic, architectural richness and industrial heritage.

TOP TIP: the visit of the Villa Savoye is included in the Paris Region Pass Experience.

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Community facilities

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82, rue de Villiers
78300 POISSY

    Days and opening hours

    Every day throughout the year between 10 am and 5 pm. Closed on Monday. Closed exceptionally on January 1st, May 1st, November 1st, November 11th and December 25th.

    Prices

    • 8 €
    • From 01/01 to 31/12/2019 Adult: from 8 € (Reduced rate: 6,50€). From 01/01 to 31/12/2020 Adult: from 8 € (Reduced rate: 6,50€). Free entry for children < 18 years, Job-seeker, disabled people and accompanying persons. Group rate available for > 20 people. Free : -18-25 years old (European Union citizens and regular residents non-euopeans on European Union territory) -For all, every first sunday of the month from Novemberr to May included. Included in the Paris Museum Pass.

    Facility

    • Toilets
    • Car park

    Services

    • Shop

    Tour

    Spoken languages

    • French

    Documentation languages (home)

    • German
    • English
    • Spanish
    • French
    • Italian
    • Chinese
    • Portuguese
    • Japanese

    Bulletin board languages

    • English
    • French

    Single mean time tour

    45 mins

    Single services tour

    • Unguided individual tours available permanently
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      Access

      Pratical informations

      Extérieur
      • access to the establishment: graspable outside call button
      • floor-level pathways
      • pathways that change levels are offset by a sloping surface
      Parking
      • adapted access control to the car park
      • reserved and adapted parking space located close to the entrance of the site
      • parking spaces laid out and connected to the road or building by an accessible pathway
      Accueil
      • reception desk easily identifiable and accessible
      • free admission for one accompanying person
      • free admission on presentation of proof of entitlement
      • the accessible entrance is the main entrance
      • the accessible entrance is the secondary entrance (indicated)
      • staff informed or trained
      • specific tariff policy
      • revolving entrance door
      • automatic entrance door
      • manual entrance door
      Information
      • accessible information plates
      • all documentation graspable
      • performance room with a reserved space
      Équipements
      • multimedia content access system
      • spaces equipped with reserved spaces and adapted to people in wheelchairs
      • floor-level establishment
      • wheelchair loan
      • seated area available
      • seated areas available (if possible several spread out across the entire site)
      Sanitaires
      • présence d’un lave main dans les sanitaires adaptés
      • accessible communal toilets
      • toilets: transfer direction onto the toilet seat to the right
      • toilets: transfer direction onto the toilet seat to the left
      Escalier
      • Communal staircase adapted for secure movement
      Ascenseur
      • adapted elevator
      • elevator
      Parking
      • visual intercom
      • adapted access control to the car park
      Accueil
      • acceo: instant speech transcription and visio-interpretation in French sign language (LSF)
      • reception/information desk equipped with a hearing assistance system with a magnetic loop
      • reservation/contact via SMS and/or email
      • reservation possible by webcam
      Information
      • staff trained in French sign language (LSF)
      Signalétique
      • uniform signage to help people find their way around
      • text/image signage
      Équipements
      • performance or tour assistance aids
      • visual alarm with flashing light in isolated spaces
      • intercom equipped with a hearing assistance system with a magnetic loop
      • audiovisuals are in French sign language (LSF)
      • subtitled audiovisuals
      • visioguide with overlay in French sign language (LSF)
      • subtitled visioguide
      Visite
      • audioguides equipped with a volume control device
      • audioguides equipped with induction loops
      • independent visit possible
      • guided tour in French sign language (LSF)
      • guided tour in international sign language (ISL)
      • guided tours with lip reading
      • guided tours with an amplifying device
      • guided tours with a magnetic loop device
      Extérieur
      • exterior pathways identifiable by touch
      • exterior pathways visually identifiable
      • exterior lighting control system in communal areas
      Accueil
      • interior pathways identifiable by touch
      • interior pathways visually identifiable
      Équipements
      • audioguide with description elements
      • audioguide with guidance elements
      • Braille documentation
      • documentation in enlarged characters
      • swell paper documentation
      • floor-level establishment
      • offset or no obstacles at face height
      • navigation assistance tool (e.g. map/model - in relief/large characters/contrasting colours)
      • possibility to control the lighting
      • magnifying glass loan
      • glass surfaces identifiable via contrasted elements in relation to the immediate surroundings
      • audiodescription system
      Visite
      • tactile tour
      Extérieur
      • the dangers identified have been addressed
      Information
      • brochures/documentations classified by topic
      • simplified adapted documentation (illustration through images, photos, drawings)
      Signalétique
      • adapted signage
      Visite
      • adapted activities
      • educational workshops
      • adapted room cards
      • specific tours
      Extérieur
      • floor-level pathways
      Accueil
      • adapted opening hours (morning performances)
      • children's programme
      • childcare service
      • family tariffs/free admission for children
      Information
      • secure and closed establishment
      Vestiaire
      • large lockers or left luggage lockers for pushchairs
      • possibility to leave pushchairs at the cloakroom
      Équipements
      • floor-level establishment
      • baby carrier loan
      • pushchair loan
      Sanitaires
      • toilet facilities suitable for children (toilet seat and washbasin height)
      • changing table
      Visite
      • children's/family applications for the tour
      • audioguides with a children's circuit
      • children's visit booklets/games
      • pushchairs accepted for the tour
      • visioguides with a children's circuit
      Extérieur
      • floor-level pathways
      Accueil
      • pets accepted on site and during guided tours
      • reception desk easily identifiable and accessible
      • reception/information desk equipped with a sound amplification system
      Vestiaire
      • cloakroom
      Équipements
      • documentation in enlarged characters
      • floor-level establishment
      • wheelchair loan
      • magnifying glass loan
      • cane wheelchair loan
      • seated areas available (if possible several spread out across the entire site)
      Sanitaires
      • horizontal support rail
      • diagonal support rail to enable the seated person to raise themselves up easily
      Escalier
      • communal staircase adapted for secure movement
      • private staircase adapted for secure movement
      Ascenseur
      • stairs compensated for by a lift or an elevator
      Visite
      • audioguides equipped with a volume control device
      • audioguides equipped with induction loops
      • Specific accessible information plates (large characters)

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