Architect Le Corbusier was a pretty huge deal. How huge are we talking? Well, 17 of his projects are now Unesco World Heritage Sites. That’s how huge. One of these is La Cité Radieuse in Marseille, France: a series of stark, concrete apartments with bright panels, a shared pool terrace and views of the Mediterranean. Sounds incredible, right? Well, you can now actually stay in one of these flats via Airbnb.
Inside this so-called Unité d’Habitation – the design principle that defined much of Le Corbusier’s work – you’ll find plenty of original details and a whole load of designer furniture. There are also floor-to-ceiling windows, so you can peer out at the Bay of Marseille and the Friuli Islands.
The property can sleep four guests across two bedrooms, and on top of all the statement mid-century furnishings, you’ll also find fast Wi-Fi and even a Nintendo Wii. Elsewhere on the Cité Radieuse site, there’s a children’s swimming area, tennis court, bakery and restaurant. You’ll basically never have to leave.
So, fancy staying there this summer? We’d recommend getting in there sooner rather than later, as the place is already booking up fast. Prices start at £125 per night, with a three-night minimum stay. Find out more via the official Airbnb listing.
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