Le Corbusier Sites in Paris, Episode 292

07.05.2020 - By Join Us in France Travel Podcast

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There are a lot of Le Corbusier sites in Paris. Would you like to know how you can organize your visit and optimize your time? My guest David Palachek talks about his plan to see as many Le Corbusier sites in Paris as he could in a short visit. David is a designer and as such has a keen interest in all things architectural.  He took a lot of wonderful photos of these sites. You can see them by following Annie and David on Instagram. We discuss how Le Corbusier was a man of startling beliefs, and not just about architecture. Many in France don't think he deserves the money that is spent on keeping his memory alive. Then we also veer off into discussing David's favorite neighborhood in Paris, favorite restaurants, driving in Paris, and Annie's VoiceMap tour of Saint Germain des Prés. Please note that these sites are only open on certain days, plan accordingly. Also, due to the pandemic, some of these times might have changed. Check the official website of each development. Discussed in this Episode Charlotte Perriand exhibit at the Louis Vuiton Museum in Paris [02:42] Visiting the Pompidou Center with a teenager [05:37] Le Corbusier sites in the 15th arrondissement [08:48] Le Corbusier as a controversial figure [13:42] What Le Corbusier and Haussmann have in common [15:57] L'Esprit Nouveau Magazine [16:22] Le Corbusier didn't train to be an architect! [18:26] Problems with Le Corbusier buildings [19:48] Immeuble Molitor in Boulogne-Billancourt his private residence [21:36] Maison Cook {22:46] Villa Savoye in Poissy [25:10] Take note if you're going to be driving in Paris! [25:43] Le Corbusier influenced thousands who came after him [32:30] In the 13th and 14th arrondissement [33:19] Not ideal for teenagers unless you use the Flash Invader App [34:43] Using the VoiceMap App [36:28] Not to miss inside of Saint Germain des Près Church [31:01] David likes Saint Germain better than the Marais now that's he's tried both [38:19] Go inside the stores that are recommended on the tour! [38:49] Speaking some French is a big plus even if it's not necessary [40:10] Support the Show Tip Your Guide Extras Patreon Audio Tours Merchandise If you enjoyed this episode, you should also listen to related episode(s): Le Corbusier Architecture, Episode 139 How the Marais Neighborhood Was Almost Razed, Episode 103 David Palachek Categories: Arts & Architecture, Paris

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