It was only in the 1970s that the paternity of the villa is finally returned to its creator. In 1937 and 1938, Le Corbusier stayed at the villa in order to achieve its murals. The first year he made two, followed the year after by five. He will return in 1949 and restored in 1963 after the death of Badovici, who had threatened to erase to calm the anger of Eileen Gray. According to his biographers, the designer did not like at all this intervention of Corbu. But she never came back to the villa after 1930 and saw the frescoes much later, through photographs. Today, are just as much as the house, gardens and grounds, classified as historical monuments.
On this “Modern Cap” (the name of the association created in 2014 to manage and develop the site), Le Corbusier spent thirteen summers in his shed with his eyes under the sea, the wild garden and villa Eileen Gray below. When he daily swam in the Bay of Cabbé, he was admiring the hill where stood his shed, this handkerchief where he spent the happiest moments of his life with his wife and friends, naked and free . And on August 27, 1965 when his heart loose and he drowns in this creek, that is exactly under the white walls of the villa who dazzled him for one last time.
– 2016 (October) 40th anniversary of the death of Eileen Gray.
– Home listed under the Historic Monuments.
– Opening to the public for the second year of e.1027 since its restoration.
– Brunch and tour in July 3rd, 2015 (55 euros / person Booking on the site www.capmoderne.com.)
– Evening Lights at E.1027: dinner and fireworks (fireworks festival in Monaco). Dates: 25th and 30th of July, 6th and 13th of August 2016.
ACCESS: Train station of Roquebrune-Cap-Martin. Office on the side of the parking lot (Cabbé district) at the headquarters of the association Cap Modern located in a white car.
Booking tours on www.capmoderne.com site. Phone: 06 48 72 90 53
Length of visit: 2h30