Classed as a historic monument in 1986, the Fondation suisse is one of the most poignant achievements of the interwar period. It was the first modern building at the Cité internationale. The exceptional value of the architectural work is also linked to its pioneering furniture design.
In 1948 Le Corbusier came back to the Cité internationale to create a large mural in the Salon sourbe, in order to replace the former photographic mural that had deteriorated during the Second World War. The rooms, furnished by Charlotte Perriand, were subject to important modifications on the southern façade. The polychromy was completely redone according to the new lively colour palette that was adopted by Le Corbusier.
Thanks to its 43 houses, the Cité internationale offers a rich cultural and artistic program to all audiences : concerts, screenings, conferences, exhibitions, shows…
Discover them in our cultural agenda CitéScope.
Every house runs thanks to a professional and dedicated team. Whether they are a receptionist, planning manager, cleaner, maintenance or security personnel, everyone is committed to ensuring that your stay is as smooth as possible.
The campus is yours so take part in organising its social and cultural life! Every year residents are elected within their house. They take care of the life there and represent students concerning the house’s administration. We also encourage our residents to engage in collective projects and in the organisation of cultural and artistic events.
7K boulevard Jourdan
Telephone : + 33 (0)1 44 16 10 16
Welcoming visitors from 10 am until 12 pm and from 2 pm until 5 pm
The house is closed to visitors on the 1st of January, 14th July and the 25th of December.
The Cité internationale is a unique campus in the world. Located in a 34-hectare eco-managed park there are numerous on-site services to make your daily life easier as well as the possibility of proposing and showcasing projects that are close to your heart.
The Cité internationale is a campus unlike any other and by joining the campus you will share in its values: tolerance, respect, solidarity. Our residents can testify to this.