These huge industrial spaces in a northern suburb are a crucible for Paris’s emerging warehouse party scene.
Warehouse parties, so long indigenous to London and Berlin scenes, are beginning to take hold in Paris at a site in Saint-Denis (already popular with partygoers for the 6B). The Pullman, Eiffel and Haussmann docks are sought after by rave organisers for their sheer scale (three massive venues, each with over 1000m2 of open dance floor and 20,000 capacity) and modular structures, allowing the spaces to be customised – or completely reimagined – for each event.
Growing interest in these industrial spaces can be at least partially credited to the techno revival movement that is currently transforming Paris’s clubscape. As a result, the old Saint-Denis depots, the stuff of Parisian techno lore, are being reinvested in by young collectives like Lakomune (you may know their seasonal club ‘1936’) and La Douce Productions (Blue Festival).
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50 avenue du Président Wilson
|Transport:||Metro: Front Populaire (L12)|