Describing itself as a "center for artistic dynamics," this converted warehouse on the banks of the Canal St-Martin prides itself on nurturing up-and-coming artists, musicians, dancers, and filmmakers, and offers residencies to a chosen few who work in studios on the premises. The packed program includes lots of soirées, or dance parties, with an emphasis on electronic music, though plain old experimental rock is represented, as well. Dance concerts, art expositions, and discussion forums are also on the agenda. There is a suitably downscale-hip quay-side bar and restaurant, with an outdoor terrace in nice weather.
- Anna Brooke