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Overview of the most eccentric buildings on the French Riviera

Nestled on a seaside path, the Cabanon is the work of architect Le Corbusier. This small wooden construction of 15m2 is the embodiment of modesty and simplicity, to the point of having become an iconic achievement of modern architecture. Indeed, the quest for purity and the myth of the primitive hut were recurring themes in the work of 20th century modern architects. Built from wooden panels and furniture prefabricated in Corsica, the Cabanon offers a spartan comfort articulated around a space dedicated to work, another to rest, toilets and a sink. The whole, decorated with a splendid sight on the Mediterranean sea.

The E-1027 villa, the pioneer of modern architecture
Accessible only by the customs path, Villa E-1027 is a representative example of the modernist architecture in vogue from the 1930s. It is the work of architects Eileen Gray and Jean Badovici, friends of Le Corbusier. Moreover, the name "E-1027" is a code playing on the union of their two names: E for Eileen, 10, for the J of Jean, as the 10th letter of the alphabet, 2 for the B of Badovici, 7 for the G of Gray. They conceived their vacation home as an exercise in style and equipped it with large bay windows, pilings and a spiral staircase. The reflection around the furniture is also very thorough. It is entirely imagined and designed for this particular house by the architect couple.

La maison Bernard, poetry by the sea


A family and more confidential version of the famous Palais Bulles, the Maison Bernard was born in 1969 in Théoule-sur-mer. This curvaceous residence located at the foot of the Estérel massif was born of the meeting between industrialist Pierre Bernard and architect Antti Lovag. A non-conformist project for an original vacation home. The Bernard house blends roundness, bright colors and porthole windows in an unstructured architectural style representative of the eccentricity of the 1970s.



Marina Baie des Anges, a futuristic concept


Straight out of architect André Minangoy's wild imagination, at the request of real estate developer Jean Marchand, the four buildings that make up the Marina Baie des Anges real estate complex date back to the 1970s but look like they're straight out of a science fiction movie. These four monumental waves just a stone's throw from the Mediterranean Sea are located between Antibes and Nice, in the small seaside town of Villeneuve-Loubet. Private swimming pool and shops complete this complex of 1,300 apartments, some of which have vast terraces built to be protected from any vis-à-vis.


The Cabanon, an ode to simplicity
Nestled on a seaside path, the Cabanon is the work of architect Le Corbusier. This small wooden construction of 15m2 is the embodiment of modesty and simplicity, to the point of having become an iconic achievement of modern architecture. Indeed, the quest for purity and the myth of the primitive hut were recurring themes in the work of 20th century modern architects. Built from wooden panels and furniture prefabricated in Corsica, the Cabanon offers a spartan comfort articulated around a space dedicated to work, another to rest, toilets and a sink. The whole, decorated with a splendid sight on the Mediterranean sea.

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