Four storeys and 2,000sq/m of cross-cultural creativity, Le Bellevilloise is an arty, multitendance community centre of cool, which puts on hundreds of events a year, from debates and film festivals to Afrobeat and electro club nights. The building (and the name) previously belonged to a worker’s co-op, and the people power continues. Its artistic programming is definitely taken seriously – a number of their do’s have been supported by the Ministry of Culture – but imagination and wit are always in the house. As well as a restaurant, terrace, club/concert venue and cutting-edge audiovisual, gallery and event spaces, there are always new ideas, such as a recently installed indoor lawn with hammocks, deckchairs, a pop-up library and masseurs. It’s like a bit of Berlin in the 20th, where all comers are invited to over-step cultural boundaries. It’s fun and friendly, too, and the musical offerings tend to be top-quality.