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Villa « Le Lac »

Villa « Le Lac » – Corseaux, Switzerland

The archetypal minimalist villa offering maximum comfort.
Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Villa « Le Lac » is Le Corbusier’s first project to address the issues of minimum housing and housing for the greatest number.

Built between 1923 and 1924 by Le Corbusier for his parents on a very tight budget, the house faces Lake Geneva. It is set in a walled garden of around 300m²: “The plan is installed on its own land; it fits into it like a hand into a glove” and extends over a single level of 64m². An 11-metre long bay window offers a panoramic view of the lake.

Each room is dedicated to a specific activity. The functional spaces are bathed in light and open onto the surrounding nature: the house is, in Le Corbusier’s words, a veritable “living machine”.

 

“Suddenly, the wall stops, and the spectacle appears: light, space, this water and these mountains… That’s it: it’s done!”
 « Subitement, le mur s’arrête, et le spectacle surgit : lumière, espace, cette eau et ces montages… Voilà : le tour est joué ! »
Le Corbusier – Une petite maison, 1954

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Route de Lavaux 21, CH-1802 Corseaux
20 minutes walk from Vevey station
Bus 201- Bergère stop

 

From 2 March to 30 June 2024 — Saturdays and Sundays from 11 am to 5 pm

Daily, by appointment, for groups of 12 or more.

CHF 12.- full price
CHF 10.- students
CHF 6.- children (aged 6-10)
Please note: payment in cash – no card payments.

CHF 120. + entrance fee
In French, German or English.

Group visits are possible all year round, by reservation only, by filling in this form.
For groups of 12 or more.

To contact the Villa Le Lac Le Corbusier team, click here.

  • Villa « Le Lac » © FLC / ADAGP / Commission suisse pour l’UNESCO, photographe – Jeroen Seyffer Unesco
    Villa « Le Lac » © FLC / ADAGP / Commission suisse pour l’UNESCO, photographe – Jeroen Seyffer Unesco
  • Villa « Le Lac » © FLC / ADAGP / Commission suisse pour l’UNESCO, photographe – Jeroen Seyffer Unesco
    Villa « Le Lac » © FLC / ADAGP / Commission suisse pour l’UNESCO, photographe – Jeroen Seyffer Unesco
  • Villa « Le Lac » © FLC / ADAGP / Patrick Moser
    Villa « Le Lac » © FLC / ADAGP / Patrick Moser
  • Villa « Le Lac » © FLC / ADAGP / Patrick Moser
    Villa « Le Lac » © FLC / ADAGP / Patrick Moser
Villa « Le Lac » © FLC / ADAGP / Commission suisse pour l’UNESCO, photographe – Jeroen Seyffer Unesco Villa « Le Lac » © FLC / ADAGP / Commission suisse pour l’UNESCO, photographe – Jeroen Seyffer Unesco Villa « Le Lac » © FLC / ADAGP / Patrick Moser Villa « Le Lac » © FLC / ADAGP / Patrick Moser