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. By organizing these free activities they literally reach out to all kinds of people, young and old. You can check their cultural agenda here.
And as if this is not enough, during summer they organize free cinema evenings on Saturdays, too. Films start at 10 pm, but make sure to arrive before to claim your lounge chair. Also beware that Le 104 closes from 7 – 25 August 2017.