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Le Centquatre


Le Centquatre cultural centre is nestled in Paris’s Flandre quarter, an area in the 19th arrondissement with one of the highest densities of social housing in Europe. The centre comprises of a 36,000m² glass and brick arcade designed to accommodate an impressive array of resident artists and associations. At first sight the centre appears a mecca of gentrification, however, the pizza van, vintage clothes shop and photography exhibition mask a wonderfully designed, integrated artistic space where musicians, painters and dancers rehearse in communal spaces that redefine the gallery experience. Be sure to eat a croque monsieur (posh ham and cheese toastie) in the Café Caché; the decor is a modern take on 1950s Parisian brasserie culture.

Image Credit: Jean-Pierre Dalbéra, Flickr