Les Frigos

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Paris , France
Street 19 rue des Frigos
Extras 13e
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Lonely Planet review

Its name translates as ‘The Refrigerators’, which is what this 1920s industrial building plastered from head to foot in graffiti used to be – a storage depot for refrigerated railway wagons. Inside some 200 artists use what is now an established artists’ squat (artists pay rent to the city, which now owns the place) as gallery and studio space.

Les Frigos’ many galleries have no fixed opening hours: hedge your bets and hope you bump into someone willing to show you around, or look out for one of the fabulous open days and other events Les Frigos hosts (click ‘Agenda’ on its website).