A restoration programme is on the Etoile de Mer.
The mural on the façade which accompanies the painting entitled “At the Etoile de mer friendship reigns” was painted by Le Corbusier as soon as the picture was hung up on the terrace in August 1949. A man in black sits à la Matisse next to a recumbent woman; the footprints are those of Le Corbusier and Thomas Rebutato.
This painting, having been battered by the elements – sun, rain, salt-laden winds - has already been restored several times. Picture restorer Marie-Odile Hubert is about to carry out a further restoration job.