Rodić Davidson Architects

Summer Holiday in France and a visit to La Tourette


During a Davidson and Owers family holiday we visited the Dominican Monastery of La Tourette. Le Corbusier’s last major work, it was built between 1953 and 1957. The monastery is a short distance outside the village of Eveux near Lyon. Its not particularly easy to find: To get there by car, take the A6 motorway north from Lyon, until the “Limonest” exit (33) Take the N6, then shortly turn left onto the D73 to cut across to the N7. Follow the N7 to L’Arbresle, then follow signposts to Eveux and to on to the Couvent de La Tourette.


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