Focus on Café de la Danse and Café de la Gare in Paris

Paris is a cultural capital city with numerous concert and performance venues, all competing to attract the public. We have selected two for you: Café de la Danse and Café de la Gare have caught our attention for their history and programming.

Le Café de la Danse
This concert hall seats 500 people and is located at the heart of the Bastille quarter. Its size allows performers and public closer proximity. Rock, electro or folk, styles are all represented. The café also welcomes photograph exhibits.

Find out more about the program (in French).


Le Café de la Danse – February 2014
Photography : Antoine Delaporte

Café de la Danse
5, Passage Louis-Philippe
75011 Paris
Tel.: +33 (0)1 47 00 57 59
Metro station: Bastille (lines 1, 5, and 8).

Le Café de la Gare
This dinner theatre is the most well-known in Paris and was founded by Miou-Miou, Coluche and Martin Lamotte. First located near the Montparnasse train station, the café is now found rue du Temple in the Marais quarter. This venue specializes in comedies, and the lovely patio on the paved courtyard is the ideal place to enjoy lunch or a cocktail.

Cocktail : € 8.50

Find out more about the program (in French).


Le Café de la Gare
© C. Griffoulières – Time Out

Café de la Gare
41, rue du Temple
75004 Paris
Tel.: +33 (0)1 42 78 52 51
Metro station: Hôtel de Ville (lines 1 and 11), or Rambuteau (line 11).


Arty Thursdays: artistic fever in the Marais quarter

Tonight, the Marais quarter is home to artistic performances, workshops, and other fun events for the very first Arty Thursday. Doors are open at about 30 Marais art galleries for a free artistic night tour. Works by French and international artists are on display: paintings, sculptures, photographs, comic strips and more…

Arty Thursdays the VIP way
If you do not have the time or energy to plan your visit, you can buy your “Arty Bag ”. The concept is a simple one: make a reservation for a one-hour group visit lead by a contemporary art expert. The visit will start at the time you pick, in front of the first gallery on the tour. You will get your very own arty bag, filled with goodies and games, as well as a brochure illustrated by one of the artists on display. The program is detailed on the brochure, which also contains exclusive offers.


Les Jeudis Arty / Arty Thursdays, first ever on June 5, 2-14, from 6 to 10pm.
Free admission.
Solo Arty Bag rate (for one person): 30€.
Duo Arty Bag rate (for two): 50€.
Tickets limited to 300 people.
Reserve your Arty Bag.