Join us for an insightful guided tour of the E1027 villa, designed and built in 1929 by legendary Irish architect and furniture designer, Eileen Gray (1878-1976) in Roquebrune Cap Martin for her friend Jean Badovici, with whom she was romantically involved and who was also an architect.
Following seven years under restoration, the villa reopened in 2021 and is a beautiful illustration of this pioneer's work at the forefront of the modern movement of architecture, with its shape, reminiscent of an ocean liner with a stunning Mediterranean Sea backdrop.
The villa interior contains remarkable furnishings and decoration by Gray.
The guided visit will explore the history of the design, construction and misadventures of the villa and its creator.
Tickets €30 per person, which all goes to the restoration fund of E1027.
The price includes the guided tour of the E1027 villa designed and built by Irish architect and furniture designer, Eileen Gray (1878-1976).
The visit is followed by a lovely aperitif in the garden.
Please have the exact money ready or a cheque made out to ‘Cap Moderne’ on 12th October.
Tour starts at 17h00. Meeting time: 16h45.
Please be on time (even a little early) we start at 17h00 sharp!
Note: We do not provide transport to/from E1027.
At the entrance to ‘Cap Moderne’ (a white converted warehouse), which is located at the parking of the train station ‘Gare Cap-Martin-Roquebrune’ (Esplanade de la Gare, Avenue le Corbusier, 06190 Roquebrune Cap Martin)
The Cap modern website has instructions on how to get there by train/access/car park – scroll to the end of this website page: https://capmoderne.com/en/preparer_sa_visite/
Address of Cap Moderne (where E1027 tour starts)
Esplanade of the railway station of Cap-Martin Roquebrune
(sometimes referred to as the gare de Cabbé)
Avenue Le Corbusier
06190 Roquebrune Cap-Martin
E1027 team recommends that you come by rail if possible using the local TER train TER Nice-Ventimiglia line.
The SNCF train station is right beside the white ‘Cap Moderne’ building.
Get out at gare Cap-Martin Roquebrune (it is one stop from Monaco in the direction Vintimille/Ventimiglia)
GPS coordinates : latitude 43.760223 - longitude 7.456758
Warning: very few parking spaces are available on the south side of Cabbé station. The carpark is right by the train station & our meeting place - the Cap Moderne white converted warehouse.
© Photographe Manuel Bougot