In spring 1950, Le Corbusier, encouraged by his friend Maurice Jardot and despite his reluctance, came on to the hill. The surrounding landscapes and the history of the site affected the architect and found an echo in his thoughts and feelings. Francois Mathey and Lucien Ledeur were finally able to convince him. On the 4th April 1954, the first stone of the future chapel was laid; and on the 25th. June 1955 the new chapel of Notre-Dame du Haut was inaugurated. The construction had been led by a team of builders under the direction of the delegated architect, André Maissonnier, a native of the region.

“I wanted to create a place of silence, prayer, peace, inner joy” said Le Corbusier on the day of the inauguration.

24-August-2018 – Would love to visit.