Cap Moderne is proud to present its new exhibition in collaboration with the Centre Pompidou.
This exhibition covers the key periods of Eileen Gray’s career, and focuses in particular on her ideas about the organization of space, as exemplified by the work she carried out in renovating Madame Mathieu-Levy’s apartment between 1919 and 1924.
It also sheds more light on Villa E-1027 and its interior.
The third section of the exhibition concerns the villa Tempe a Pailla.
Curators: Renaud Barres, Historien de l'architecture , directeur du CAUE de l'Aude,
Tim Benton, Professor of Art History (Emeritus), The Open University, Milton Keynes and
Cloé Pitiot, Curator at the Centre Pompidou, diplômée de l'Ecole d'architecture de Nancy
Visiting hours: from Tuesday to Sunday, between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Admission 5 euros
Cap Moderne, including Villa E-1027, Le Corbusier's Cabanon and the Holiday Cabins, is open for guided tours only.
Please book your tour directly on our website.
On the occasion of the 34th Heritage Weekend, Cap Moderne opened the Eilen Gray- Etoile de Mer - Le Corbusier site to the public for the fourth year in succession
On Sunday 17 September Cap Moderne and its team received over 300 visitors in a single day. Owing to the extremely fragile nature of the site, some strict rules had to be enforced and groups were limited to 20 persons at a time. This allowed the privileged few to enjoy a truly intimate experience of the place.
People of all sorts - lovers of architecture or the simply curious, locals, as well as visitors from Switzerland or China - turned up to discover this magical place nestling on the slopes of Cap Martin and wide open to the Mediterranean horizon. Each of them had their reasons to come and explore the site, to observe the sheer power of the architecture, the stunning landscape, the charm of the gardens, and to breathe in the same atmosphere as those who created this extraordinary ensemble of buildings.
Eileen Gray was there, Thomas Rebutato busied himself in his bistro and Le Corbusier was at work in his Cabanon.
Our tours were so popular again this year that we were regretfully obliged to turn some people away.
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.
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