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Les Grandes Tables

Restaurant, café, farmers' market, Les Grandes Tables is open every day : fresh seasonal produce and regular cultural and culinary events.

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La Salle des Machines

Situated at the foot of the Tower, the Salle des machines, the Friche's cafe-bookshop space, has books galore (art books, graphic novels, cookery books, children's literature) light snacks to eat in or take away, and also holds regular events and exhibitions.

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This city park open to all lets those with the urge to get together and get sporty.

The Tour-Panorama

These two buildings are central to the Friche and house the reception and ticket office, cafe-bookshop and five exhibition spaces.

The Rooftop

A huge 8000m2 space with stunning views over the city of Marseille, which comes to life on summer evenings with concerts, DJ sets and an open air cinema open to all.

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La Place des Quais

With benches to sit down and watch the trains from, tables for a sharing a picnic together, having a rest, drawing, playing cards, gardening plots and an area for playing pétanque and badminton...

The Fablab

An open making space (LFO) and new-tech workshop open to all to give life to your ideas.

The Medialab

A free, resources space for creative projects and meetings linked to digital art and culture open to everyone.

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Le Dernier Cri

Le Dernier Cri is an independent publisher and promoter of forms of expression that draw on contemporary art, graphic design and comic strips. The gallery regularly holds exhibitions for artists from all over the world.

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A real train transformed into a playground for children over 3.

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Skateshop BUD Marseille

A shop for all your skating needs: skateboards, clothes, shoes, accessories, but also a hub which supports the regional skating scene!

Le Jardin des rails

This community garden is an array of cultivated plots planted around a public walkway.

The Plateaux

Situated in the heart of the Friche, these two live entertainment venues stage events all year round.

The crèche

Open to local and city residents, the crèche has 50 places for children aged 6 and under for long-term, short-term, occasional or emergency care and afterschool supervision.

La Cartonnerie

The biggest indoor space at the Friche, la Cartonnerie, regularly hosts shows, concerts and festivals...


The Mediterranean Institute of Performing Arts is a centre for training and innovation which has brought together the Cannes Regional Acting School and the Avignon Higher Institute for Performing Arts for a joint project.

Work Spaces: the storerooms

A building on three floors 125 meters long by 75m wide, dating back to the 50s, ‘les magasins' used to be the storerooms for cigarettes from the Seita factory. Today they serve as the work spaces (offices, workshops, meeting rooms, rehearsal rooms, studios…) for most of the Friche residents.

The Gyptis

A stone's throw from the Friche at the heart of the Belle de Mai area is the Gyptis cinema, a one-screen cinema that seats 170 people.

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