Located a few steps from the Gironde estuary, in the city of Mathes, the villa "Le Sextant
" is one of the four projects led by Le Corbusier in Poitou-Charentes. The house was built in 1935 according to the plans and instructions of the famous architect. It was one of the first villas in La Palmyre.
The client of the villa, Albin Peyron, a friend of Le Corbusier who has just completed it in Paris, the refuge city of the Salvation Army, of which Peyron was the owner. Also in this project, Le Corbusier received the assistance of his cousin and collaborator Pierre Jeanneret.