The Villa Noailles, commissioned by Charles and Marie-Laure de Noailles, is the work of the famous architect Robert Mallet-Stevens. Its “central” construction began in 1923 and its extensions were completed in 1933, on the heights of Hyères. Today it is one of the very first modern style buildings to be built in France.
An estate of nearly 1,800 m2 for which many personalities participated such as Louis Barillet for the stained glass windows, Pierre Chareau, Eileen Gray, Djo-Bourgeois, François Jourdain for the furniture and Constantin Brancusi and Alberto Giacometti for the works of art.
Today, directed by Jean-Pierre Blanc, the Villa Noailles is an art centre of national interest offering exhibitions of architecture, fashion, design and contemporary photography. As an artists’ residence, it also organises two international festivals, bringing together competitions for young designers, exhibitions and meetings: the International Festival of Fashion, Photography and Fashion Accessories (since 1986) and Design Parade (since 2006).
All events organized by the villa Noailles are free of charge.