Maison blanche (Le Corbusier), La Chaux-de-Fonds
"It was once a forgotten house deep in the undergrowth. One day, due to the tenacity of admirers and magician craftsmen, it was awoken – and revealed – shining in the sun and vibrant with poetry. It was then I (re)discovered the Maison blanche, built in 1912 by Charles-Edouard Jeanneret, later known as Le Corbusier, for his parents. I immediately admired the daring of a young man who used this first house as a laboratory, the premises of the genius of the most famous architect of the 20th century. I know intimately that the Corbusean man is in his place there, under a protective roof and in tune with nature. Thank you Corbu!"
Irène, gardienne à la Maison blanche
Friday, Saturday and Sunday : 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Adults: CHF 10.-
Children from age 12, seniors, students, unemployed: CHF 7.-
Family: CHF 25.-
Groups (min. 11 people): reduced prices.
Good to know
- First Saturday of the month (all year): public guided tour 11 a.m. with no extra charge (only in French).
- Guided tour on request (max. 20 people per guide): CHF 100.-
- Duration: 1 hour
- Languages: French, German, English, Italian, Japanese.
- special opening upon request and for an additional charge.
Association Maison blanche
Chemin de Pouillerel 12
2300 La Chaux-de-Fonds