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“Center of Art” 4 of 5 stars
Review of La Friche la Belle de Mai

La Friche la Belle de Mai
Marseille, France (Opéra)
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Ranked #36 of 93 Attractions in Marseille
Type: Educational Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: This old concrete building, which once housed a cigarette factory, now serves as a practice and performance studio for the arts.
Vienna, Wien, Austria
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Center of Art”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

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

Visited August 2013
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Septemes-les-Vallons, France
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24 reviews 24 reviews
22 attraction reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Multifonctional place - center for life (alternative life)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 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 to access. You can go there walking 15 minutes from Saint Charles train station but some could apprehend the journey as you will be walking in popular areas (it is safe - I've done it many times, but it could look unsafe). When a tram or métro coming there?

Visited July 2013
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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Industrial and modern”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 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.

Visited July 2013
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