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.
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.
Before 18.00 PM: Visit Closed
After 18.00 PM: Open Closed
of Le Comptoir Général
The curiosity of the other, and its fantastic whimsical ways.
The one that allows us to believe the unbelievable, to see the invisible, to find the lost.
The importance of cherishing the heritage of our ancestors and the knowledge of our elders.
The virtuous spirit of destitution and simplicity, a source of freedom and happiness, of creativity and ingenuity.
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.
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.
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.
Le Petit Musée de la Françafrique
The children’s rendez-vous.
Looking For The Last Dinosaur.
La Pièce Rapportée
Le Studio Photo
The photo studio.
The bush cinema.
La Cour des Miracles
La Bibliothèque Municipale
Ici Bon Coiffeur
The hair salon.
Le Cabinet de Sorcellerie
The cabinet of curiosities.
Le Centre des Objets Perdus
Le Snack Local
The gala charity ball.
La Petite Boutique des Horreurs
The garden centre.
Responsable des surfaces
The Sunday School
The Kids' rendez-vous at Le Comptoir Général. Every Sunday from 1pm to 5pm. With JWAH association.