Villa Savoye Tours and Activities
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Architect Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, better known as Le Corbusier, made this weekend retreat outside Paris into a modernist masterwork. From the facade to the concrete columns, Villa Savoye exemplifies Le Corbusier’s ‘Five Points of Architecture,’ and it’s included among his other finest achievements on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
An easy afternoon trip outside of Paris, Villa Savoye is a favorite destination for architecture and design buffs. Self-guided tours of the house take an hour, and guided tours are offered once or twice a week—check the website for up-to-date information. When booking tickets to Villa Savoye, skip-the-line admission is a time-saving option; if you’re visiting multiple sites around Paris, consider a budget-friendly pass that includes entry at multiple stops.
Things to Know Before You Go
- Since the free, guided tours of Villa Savoye enhance the experience, it’s worth planning ahead to visit when one is available.
- The on-site bookshop and gift shop offer great souvenirs for design lovers.
- The Villa Savoye is open to wheelchairs, but a gravel access road and steep ramp mean visitors need an accompanying person.
How to Get There
Located in the town of Poissy, 17 miles (27 kilometers) northeast of Paris, Villa Savoye can be reached by car or by a combination of train and bus. If arriving by train, take the RER line A to Poissy station, then take bus 50 towards La Coudraie to Villa Savoye. Alternately, Villa Savoye is a 1-mile (1.6-kilometer) walk from the Poissy train station.
When to Get There
Villa Savoye is open Tuesday through Sunday. From September through April, hours are 10am to 5pm. From May through August, opening hours are extended to 6pm. The house is closed on May 1, November 1 and 11, and December 25–January 1.
Other Sights in Poissy
While Villa Savoye is Poissy’s star attraction, there’s plenty to fill a day of sightseeing here. Start at the Collégiale Notre-Dame de Poissy, a Catholic church a short walk from the train station, then check out the quirky Toy Museum (Musée du Jouet). Don’t leave without tasting Noyau de Poissy, a local liqueur made from apricot kernels. Take a tour of the downtown distillery, which also offers liqueur tastings.
Address: 82 Rue de Villiers, Poissy, France
2 Tours and Activities to Experience Villa Savoye
Gain admission to more than 60 top Paris attractions with the Paris Pass—a flexible sightseeing pass that lets you access the best the French capital has to offer, such as the Palace of Versailles and Arc de Triomphe. Enjoy entrance to Parisian showstoppers like the Louvre Museum, and Centre Pompidou with the 2-, 3-, 4-, or 6-day pass. Make the most of a 1-day hop-on hop-off Big Bus sightseeing tour, Bateaux Parisiens river cruise, and unlimited public transport with the included travelcard. Please note: Enjoy the extra flexibility in case your travel plans need to change: All passes are valid for two year from purchase date and only become activated with your first attraction visit.
The Paris City Pass grants you entry to the best Parisian highlights as well as access to the most important activities. Make the most of your time in Paris and let the Pass take care of the practicalities for you. Pick your favorite sights from the huge selection and visit as many as you like. The Paris City Pass is valid for either 2, 3*, 4, 5* or 6 days. * Note for museum visits: The 3-day-pass includes the Paris Museum Pass for the free visit of over 50 museums for 48 h; the 5-day-pass the free visit for 96 h. Please plan your schedule of visits according. Bonus in 4-day-pass: you can use the public transport for free on an additional 5th day. Enjoy free admission to 60 museums and attractions in Paris, including the Louvre, the Palace of Versailles, a boat trip along the Seine, and much more. At some of the attractions you'll be able to spend less time queuing, heading straight for the entrance instead.
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What's the best way to experience Villa Savoye?
The best ways to experience Villa Savoye are:
- Paris Pass Including Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Entry to Over 60 Attractions
- Paris City Pass: Free admission & public transport
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