The Good Kind: Notre Dame du Haut (Ronchamp)

Le Corbusier, Notre Dame du Haut, Ronchamp, France, 1954.

NOTRE DAME DU HAUT is a work of beauty and genius. To fully appreciate that you must visit the pilgrimage chapel in the northeast corner of France. Le Corbusier put aside his machine aesthetic and principles of mechanical standardization and embraced the genius loci of the remote hilltop. Inside and out, Notre Dame du Haut stirs the soul.


PS: Also in the area.

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2 Responses to The Good Kind: Notre Dame du Haut (Ronchamp)

  1. John Thomas says:

    Thanks for the post! This region interests me. In addition to the Salt Works and Notre Dame du Haut, some day I’d like to visit Abbaye de Fontenay (NE of Dijon), the Goetheneum (Rudolf Steiner) in Dornach, and the city of Freiburg.

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