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When we talk about Art Deco in Paris, Fondation Le Corbusier designed in 1923 is a must-see.
Fondation Le Corbusier was named after its designer Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris, who was better known as Le Corbusier, and who was a Swiss-French architect, designer, painter, urban planner, writer, and one of the pioneers of what is now called modern architecture.
The foundation consists of two buildings at the end of a cul-de-sac, Maison La Roche (which is the museum) and Maison Jeanneret (hosting now the foundation's administration) and has arguably the largest collection of le corbusier documents, drawings, photographs, paintings, original designs etc. 
Exhibitions are held in a regular basis in the museum, but people and mainly architects visit the foundation mostly to admire its avant-gardiste architecture.
Dedicated to providing better living conditions for the residents of crowded cities, this house shows the architect's ideas in practice, with its stilts, strip windows, roof terraces and balconies, built-in furniture and an unsuspected use of colour inside: sludge green, blue and pinky beige.
A sculptural cylindrical staircase and split volumes create a variety of geometrical vistas; inside, Le Corbusier's own neo-Cubist paintings and furniture sit alongside pieces by Perriand. Adjoining Villa Jeanneret houses the foundation's library. 
These two villas are representative of the architecture of the 20s and have been ranked in whole, under the Historic Monuments.