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Le Comptoir Général


Whomever you may be, this hideaway, this temple of ghetto culture, shall be open   to you every day of the week. Discover a world of rebelliousness and intensity,   a shadow movement made of driftwood, tampered with, neglected and abandoned,   yet nevertheless as solid as a rock.

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Month: April

  • Thursday April 2nd 2015 at 10.00 pm

    Secousse DJs

    The ghetto music department of Le Comptoir Général invites its affiliated DJs to play the best local music worldwide.

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  • Friday April 3rd 2015 at 10.00 pm

    Secousse DJs

    The ghetto music department of Le Comptoir Général invites its affiliated DJs to play the best local music worldwide.

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  • Saturday April 4th 2015 at 11.00 am

    The Farm presents: La Ruche Qui Dit Oui

    Les producteurs de la région vous proposent leurs produits frais et de saison.

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  • Saturday April 4th 2015 at 10.00 pm

    Secousse DJs

    The ghetto music department of Le Comptoir Général invites its affiliated DJs to play the best local music worldwide.

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  • Tuesday April 7th 2015 at 07.00 pm

    Off The Beaten Paths

    After a 15 months world trip, Nicolas Breton tells his adventures with humour and passion. Presentation and discussion with the author.

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  • Sunday April 12th 2015 at 06.30 pm

    The Bush Cinema presents: Aswaat au Liban

    Aswaat is a documentary about the Lebanese alternative music scene. A musical trip in the streets of Beirut to discover the actors of a thriving scene.

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  • Tuesday April 14th 2015 at 07.30 pm

    Les Conférences de L'aventure present: Les Gastronomes De L'Extrême

    To celebrate the release of his book, Les Gastronomes de l’extrême, come and meet the historian Bruno Fuligni. Discover the amazing tasting menu created with humor and delicacy to make you taste the food of the great travelers throughout the centuries and continents.

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Before 18.00 PM: Visit Closed

After 18.00 PM: Open Closed

A Day

The charter
of Le Comptoir Général

Our values

  • Exoticism

    The curiosity of the other, and its fantastic whimsical ways.

  • Faith

    The one that allows us to believe the unbelievable, to see the invisible, to find the lost.

  • Conservationism

    The importance of cherishing the heritage of our ancestors and the knowledge of our elders.

  • Poverty

    The virtuous spirit of destitution and simplicity, a source of freedom and happiness, of creativity and ingenuity.

Our mission

Showcase on cultural phenomena derived from the ghettos of any kind, born in marginality, made silent by material misery. Too often underestimated, yet they are an incommensurable source of creativity, ingenuity, and human energy. A love potion of the most potent kind.

This force of undeniable strength, we wish to channel it, and place it in the hands of all the actors of the new ethical and sustainable economy.

Our action

The collection, conservation, protection, exhibition, study, production, edition, reedition, commercialisation and promotion of ghetto cultural and artistic heritage: music, cinema, dance, visual arts, fashion, design, sport, science, architecture, religion, literature...

Setting up virtuous partnerships between these cultural movements, the business world and the solidarity sector, through art direction, events management, interior deisgn, sponsorship, patronage, and transmedia communication.

Mode of operation

Le Comptoir Général is a foundation : non-for profit, it serves a purpose of general interest.

Its income is entirely reinvested in the functioning of its activities: artistic and social content production and broadcast, on and off the premises, sale of edible goods, venue privatisation, and the encouragement to participative financing and sponsorship of its activities from individuals, businesses and institutions.

The boutiques of the Comptoir Général operate under a charity business model: the benefits that are gained are entirely reinvested into specific joint projects or associations.

Les attractions



All difficulties disappear when one understands the joy and freedom that come from poverty. Mother Teresa.

Papa Kourand playing Sanza

The actors

Izé Teixera


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Le Comptoir Général is available for hire from Monday to Thursday by businesses, charities, NGOs and other organisations working on environmental issues, solidarity, social innovation and cultural diversity. Hiring Le Comptoir Général is based on a “social business” model: We are not looking for profit, and different rates are applied acording to the nature of the organisation.

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