La Friche Belle de Mai
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La Friche was born out of the ashes of the Seita tobacco factory and today it is a place of creativity and innovation. La Friche la Belle de Mai is both a work space for the 70 on site organisations (400 artists and creatives who work here every day and cultural dissemination and events (600 public art events per annum, from youth workshops to large-scale festivals).
With over 400 000 visitors a year, la Friche la Belle de Mai is a multi-faceted public space comprising a sports area, restaurant, 5 concert venues, shared gardens, a bookshop, a crèche, 2400 m2 of exhibition space, a 8000 m2 roof terrace, and a training centre (see all the venues here). On this new cultural, urban site, we imagine, create and work to ensure that every idea can find an outlet. You can find every form of artistic expression here – every trend and people of all ages. Discovery, debate and the unexpected are on each corner of every street of this patch of town.
La Friche in numbers: Surface area: 45 000 m2 floor space – 100 000 m2 surface area Number of events a year: 600 People who work there: 400 residents, permanent and temporary