Le 104 is a cultural center that has, I think, primarily been launched to send good vibes into its slightly rough neighborhood in the 19th district of Paris. But its good vibes radiate much farther than that, even down south to my distant left bank of Paris, making me travel to the other extreme of my city now and then – which proves its attraction.
The center exhibits occasional artworks, includes several shops and cafés, has an organic market on Saturdays, and seems to be the place to be to practice dancing. Whenever I go there, there are always people dancing: hip hop, tango, salsa, you name it, but also yoga and qi-gong if you need true relaxation. In the evenings they organise free dance parties with live music that attracts people of all ages and makes Paris feel like a little village.
More than that there is a lovely café, an organic market on Saturdays, several exhibitions to come up… With the cultural season just starting, check their rich agenda here.