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Friche la Belle de Mai

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Address: 41, Rue Jobin, 13003 Marseille, France
Phone Number: +33 4 95 04 95 95
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Created in 1992, La Friche la Belle de Mai is a 45,000 square meters...

Created in 1992, La Friche la Belle de Mai is a 45,000 square meters cultural site in the heart of Marseille, created on the Seita's tobacco factory. Eclectic, effervescent, challenging, and open to everyone, this project has undergone a large scale transformation since 2013 (European Capital of Culture). With new stakes and in constant development, La Friche la Belle de Mai has become one of the most innovative and experimental cultural venues in Europe. La Friche la Belle de mai is one, if not the venue for visual arts in Marseille, with now more than 2,000 square meters of brand new exhibition spaces! It is a workplace and a creative hub, bringing together about 70 cultural and artistic organisations working in different fields amongst which visual arts, theatre, dance, cinema, and music. Almost a town within the town, La Friche spans different generations and social environments, intending to offer artistic activities to a very large public (festivals, exhibitions, shows, concerts, talks,...), and to be a genuine living public space with vegetable home gardens, a restaurant, a day nursery, a bookshop, a skatepark... and soon 30 social and student housings!

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Great atmosphere

I've visited here on all 3 weekend evenings & its a lovely scenic spot. Friday & Saturday is dance music & sundays they show an independent movie. What's great is it's free to go... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 July 2016
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Milford Haven, United Kingdom
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Villebon-sur-Yvette, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

Great place, huge terrace, concerts,dj,friendly, we can dance,listen to music while looking the sun go down. You can eat and drink for reasonable prices. Families,couples,friends ,all together,great feeling. Try this once, you will not regret

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Milford Haven, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

I've visited here on all 3 weekend evenings & its a lovely scenic spot. Friday & Saturday is dance music & sundays they show an independent movie. What's great is it's free to go in & to be able to go to a music venue that's suitable for families ticks my boxes! You can sit & chat, you can dance,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

It's very hipster, but an evening spent on Friche la Belle de Mai in Marseille can't be beat. Situated on an old tabacco factory, it offers a great community space for doing whatever you feel like. DJs spin tunes on the decks, a bar serves affordable drinks, kids can run around and play on the vast roof space, football and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

An awesome industrial estate with music, food and a stunning view. It's very mellow and the queues can be long but it's a great crowd. The music could be a little more upbeat but it's a great spot!

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2015

I visited this centre as part of a conference so I haven't experienced all that it has to offer including theatres and an outdoor cinema. However, I did get to see inside one of the many artists studios and eat a very good lunch at the restaurant.

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Thank Ann T
Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2014

The Friche is one of my favorite summer spots, with a view from the rooftop out over the city, live music on weekends and some week nights, and a fun, relaxed social atmosphere. Add in great exhibitions and workshops, some films, etc., and it's a great spot to pass some time.

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Thank iwantfood
Vienna, Wien, Austria
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2013

Very interesting assembly of old industrial buildings dedicated to young artists. Interesting artists, good restaurant, very nice people!

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Thank Andrew S
Septemes-les-Vallons, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2013

This place is amazing. There you can find concerts, dj sets ona huge rooftop, exhibitions, theater, a restaurant, workshops, a bookshop, film projections, playground for children and a skatepark. Before to go there you should check the program on La Friche website and see what you feel interested in. The only bad point about this place is the relative difficulty... More 

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2013

This is such a great arts space. It has a really industrial and modern feel. I was presenting out in the sunshine in the garden, much better than a stuffy conference centre.

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