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FIREWORKS AND CANDLELIT DINNERS JULY AND AUGUST

 

 

Profiting from the Monaco Firework Festival, Cap Moderne organises magical candlelit dinners on the evenings of July 20th and 27th and August 3rd and 10th. 

A guided visit of E-1027 at 7 pm is followed by a cocktail with musical accompaniement and a delicious dinner served with the fine wines of the Conservatoire du littoral. Fireworks follow, enchantment guaranteed.

Dinners cost 190€ each, of which 100€ is a contribution to the Restoration Fund.

To book : capmoderne.event@gmail.com

GALA EVENING - 15th JUNE 2019

 

 

 

84 guests, headed by H.S.H Prince Albert of Monaco and Patricia O'Brien, Irish Ambassador to France and Monaco, gathered to celebrate the 90th anniversary of E-1027.

A charity auction raised over 100 000€ towards the restoration fund's last tranche for the winter of 2019/20, including a copy of Vera Klute's bust of Eileen Gray, acquired by H.S.H Prince Albert, to be placed once again in front of the Villa.

 

UNESCO INSCRIPTION

 

 

In July 2016, after a lengthy process of consultation, the World Heritage Committee finally decided to inscribe the Architectural Work of Le Corbusier on the List of World Heritage Sites.

Inscription on the prestigious World Heritage List is testimony to Le Corbusier's ground-breaking achievement and contribution to the development of modern architecture and will ensure that his oeuvre, at Roquebrune and elsewhere, will be preserved and handed down to future generations. The Cabanon has the singular distinction of being the only World Heritage site in the whole Alpes Maritimes department. 

 

 

The request for Le Corbusier’s work to be included on the Unesco List of World Heritage Sites, submitted in France by the Ministry of Culture and Communication and the Le Corbusier Foundation, had the support of seven countries (Argentina, Belgium, France, Germany, India, Japan and Switzerland) and seventeen sites around the world in three different continents. At Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, Le Corbusier’s Cabanon, adjoining Villa E-1027 and the Etoile de Mer on the Cap Moderne site, now the property of the Conservatoire du littoral, is one of the French sites listed. It should be noted that, in addition to the Cabanon, the site now also includes the Holiday Cottages as well as numerous paintings by the architect/artist.

 

Tribute to Eileen Gray

On 7 September 2016 a plaque was unveiled paying tribute to Eileen Gray at her former home at 21 rue Bonaparte in the sixth arrondissement, Paris. The ceremony took place in the presence of H.E Mrs Geraldine Byrne Nason and representatives of the Paris municipal council