La Cité Radieuse
Parc Borély encompasses a lake, botanical garden and the renovated 18th-century Château Borély, hosting art exhibitions.
Musée d’Art Contemporain
Creations of Marseille-born sculptor César Baldaccini (1921–98) jostle for space with works by Christo, Nice new realists Ben and Klein,...
Îles du Frioul
A few hundred metres west of Île d’If are the Îles du Frioul, the barren, dyke-linked, white-limestone islands of Ratonneau and...
Nouveau Stade Vélodrome
Marseille’s cherished football team plays at Stade Vélodrome, which also hosts concerts. Occasional guided tours are available via the...
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La Cité Radieuse information
Visionary international-style architect Le Corbusier redefined urban living in 1952 with the completion of his vertical 337-apartment ‘garden city,’ popularly known as La Cité Radieuse. Today it is mostly private apartments, plus a hotel, Hôtel Le Corbusier, the high-end restaurant Le Ventre de l’Architecte and a rooftop terrace. Architecture buffs can book guided tours (adult/child €10/5) that include a model apartment; contact the tourist office. It’s about 5km south of the centre along ave du Prado.