Cabanon de vacances

The Cabanon de vacances is a vacation home designed and built by noted architect Le Corbusier in 1951.[1] It is the only place the architect Le Corbusier built for himself which he used for vacation. In July 2016, the home and several other works by Le Corbusier were inscribed as the world's smallest UNESCO World Heritage Sites.[2]

Cabanon de vacances
Cabanon Le Corbusier.jpg
General information
Design and construction
ArchitectLe Corbusier
Official nameThe Architectural Work of Le Corbusier, an Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement
Criteriai, ii, vi
Designated2016 (40th session)
Reference no.1321-013
State PartyFrance

Design and constructionEdit

Le Corbusier loved his summer home for its location. He drowned in the Mediterranean while staying at his beloved cabin.[3]


  1. ^ Bayley, Stephen (8 March 2009). "Architecture review: Le Corbusier's Cabanon 1952/2006 - The Interior 1:1". the Guardian.
  2. ^ "The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier". UNESCO World Heritage Centre. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. Retrieved 19 July 2016.
  3. ^ "Ultra Rare Photos Of Le Corbusier In Color". 26 September 2012.

Coordinates: 43°45′36″N 7°27′48″E / 43.76000°N 7.46333°E / 43.76000; 7.46333