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Firminy

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Loire

Firminy - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Loire
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Le Corbusier site at Firminy Verde, a global site of modern architecture...

Le Corbusier, internationally renowned architect and founder of modern architecture, Firminy chose to design its largest architectural ensemble in Europe. This unique site houses: the House of Culture, the Stadium, the St. Peter's Church, the pool and the Unité d'Habitation (apartment-witness, kindergarten, roof terrace with its beautiful open-air theater and a view stunning the neighborhood).

Geographical information

MunicipalityFirminy
Postcode42700
Tourism label
Latitude45.3876380 (N 45° 23’ 15”)
Longitude4.2876170 (E 4° 17’ 15”)
AltitudeFrom 446m to 800m
Surface area10.45 km²
Population17051 inhabitants
Density1631 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureSaint-Etienne (8.4 mi, 18 min)
Insee code42095
IntercommunalitySai Métropole
DepartmentLoire
TerritoryLyonnais, Massif Central
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alps

Nearest cities & towns

Fraisses2.2 mi (8 min)
Unieux2.3 mi (9 min)
Le Chambon-Feugerolles2.5 mi (11 min)
Saint-Paul-en-Cornillon2.9 mi (10 min)
Saint-Ferréol-d'Auroure3.4 mi (10 min)
Roche-la-Molière4.2 mi (12 min)
Caloire5 mi (14 min)
Saint-Just-Malmont5 mi (13 min)
Pont-Salomon5 mi (14 min)
La Ricamarie5.7 mi (12 min)
Saint-Romain-les-Atheux6.5 mi (19 min)
Saint-Genest-Lerpt6.8 mi (20 min)
Aurec-sur-Loire7.1 mi (15 min)
Chambles7.8 mi (20 min)
Saint-Maurice-en-Gourgois8.1 mi (19 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points
Monuments
Performance halls
Transport

Events and festivities

Photos

Site Le Corbusier - Gabriele Croppi (© FLC / ADAGP - 2016)
Site Le Corbusier - Gabriele Croppi (© FLC / ADAGP - 2016)
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Site Le Corbusier - Gabriele Croppi (© Design, architect Le Corbusier, José Oubrerie assistant (1960-1965) Director, José Oubrerie architect (1970-2006).)
Site Le Corbusier - Gabriele Croppi (© Design, architect Le Corbusier, José Oubrerie assistant (1960-1965) Director, José Oubrerie architect (1970-2006).)
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Site Le Corbusier - Gabriele Croppi (© FLC / ADAGP - 2016)
Site Le Corbusier - Gabriele Croppi (© FLC / ADAGP - 2016)
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St. Peter Church
St. Peter Church
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Site Le Corbusier - Gabriele Croppi (© FLC / ADAGP - 2016)
Site Le Corbusier - Gabriele Croppi (© FLC / ADAGP - 2016)
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Weather

Friday 24 march
Min. 0°C - Max. 19°C
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Saturday 25 march
Min. 4°C - Max. 13°C
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Sunday 26 march
Min. 3°C - Max. 12°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Trapper evening in a Finnish cabin
Entertainment10 € Lapte (16.6 mi)
Segway trip
Entertainment30 € Tence (18.9 mi)
Hot-air balloon flight in the Ardèche
Nature and the great outdoors169 € to 210 € Annonay (21 mi)
Larch wood boat ride on the Rhône
Nature and the great outdoors12 € to 30 € Vienne (30 mi)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Trees and legends in the Loire gorges
HikeEasy45 minRetournac (17.7 mi)
Heritage tour in St Symphorien sur Coise
HikeEasy25 minPomeys (18 mi)
Montpeloux basaltic organs - Cascades du Creux de l'Oulette
HikeIntermediate3h30Saillant (18.7 mi)
Yssingeaux Pur Suc - Saint-Roch Hill
HikeEasy1h30Yssingeaux (18.7 mi)
Walk around Devesset Lake
HikeEasy1h30Devesset (23 mi)

Restaurants

Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals

Campsites

Hotels

Your holidays
A hotel
A vacation rental
A bed & breakfast
A campsite
A leisure activity
A restaurant
A rental car
A plane ticket
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