Saturday, 26 February 2011


SQUATS (this info was not easy to find! if anyone has any more info feel free to post!)

1) Les Frigos - This 80 year old building was once a giant refrigerator producing ice hence its name which means 'the fridges'. Now it has been re-appropriated by numerous artists and its facade is filled with some impressive graffiti and mural art. Although the ateliers are usually closed to the public, there is a nice little gallery on the ground floor that has contemporary independent art and also a café.

19 rue des Frigos
75013 Paris

Metro line 14 (purple) South bound. Station Biblioteque Fr. Mitterand (second last station, before Olmpiades)

2) LA Generale (
This place is about an hour journey on REC (overground train) from Gare du Nord to Gare de Sèvres Rive Gauche - in South West Paris.

3) 59 Rivoli ( THIS IS MOST PROMISING!!!!

59 rue de Rivoli

75001 Paris
M° Châtele - nearest metro station which most lines go to (walking distance from Notre Dame)

Schedules of opening:
The 59 Rivoli accomodates you Tuesday to Sunday (closed Monday)
saturdays of 11:00 at 20:00 and all the other days of 13:00 to 20:00

This also includes the 'Chez Roberts Electron Libre' another amazing looking squat.

4) La Miroiterie - (more musical based, alternative, punk, etc.) - Video with more info

Sometimes you'll find very young punk bands rehearsing here. There is also a little "shop" where everything is free - if you bring something, leave it and take what you want.
88 rue de Ménilmontant
75020 Paris
Métro : Ménilmontant - line 2 (blue) same line as accommodation.

The opening times for the gallery and the ‘Magasin Gratuit’ vary according to the mood of the artist.

I am most interested in 59 Rivoli & La Miroitierie!!

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