Tourist towns in Languedoc-Roussillon: projects and discourse for mass tourism
Izol Marez Lopéz

Greenfield tourist towns in Languedoc-Roussillon, built in the 1960s, are some of the best examples of the application of modern principles in the production of architecture and space for mass tourism. Contributions of the Modern Movement in the construction of tourist facilities are thus exposed through the analysis of the theoretical proposals put into practice by Georges Candilis and Jean Balladur, modern architects of the third generation in France, in two of the tourist projects on the Languedoc-Roussillon coastline: La Grande-Motte and Port Leucate-Barcarès.

Modern Movement, Modern architecture, Holiday architecture, Leisure architecture, Tourism modern architecture, Team X, Modern urban planning, French modern architecture.

Issue 60
Year 2019
Pages 50-57

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