Le 104

Lonely Planet review

A former funeral parlour turned city-funded art space, Le 104 has provided a much-needed jolt of vitality to an otherwise neglected neighbourhood. Spread out over a massive 39,000 sq metres, the complex is a hive of activity: a random wander through the public areas will turn up breakdancers, wacky art installations and rehearsing actors.

Check the schedule for events to make the most of it: there’s circus, theatre, music, monthly balls and even magic shows. Some things are free; others require admission. Also on-site are a pizza truck, a cafe and a restaurant-bar.