La Station, Paris: Music, Arts & Culture in One Massive Venue

Located in the Porte d’Aubervilliers neighborhood, 75018, in Paris, La Station – Gare des Mines first opened to the public in 2016 as a project by Collectif MU. The artistic production company wanted to convert the massive indoor-outdoor space into a venue fit to host Paris’ bustling music and arts scene. Maintaining its original infrastructure, the old coal station quickly turned into the City of Light’s top live events venue.

Today, La Station – Gare des Mines has hosted some of electronic music’s finest, and is a much-beloved space for both locals and tourists to visit for a Parisian cultural experience like no other.

La Station is constantly refining the experience, adding new buildings, bells, whistles, and trinkets to the venue. Most recently, La Station debuted a brand new building named Station Nord in March 2022, making for a total of eight venues within the space, each equipped to host individual parties simultaneously.

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About La Station – Gare des Mines

Able to pack a whopping 3000 heads across the various separated venues within itself, La Station is home to not just electronic music performances from France and the world’s finest. With Collectif MU’s mission being to foster art across mediums in Paris, La Station always has something going on – workshops, exhibitions, screenings, and a whole lot more.

The venue has indoor, outdoor and terrace spaces, divided across its eight separate areas. With state of the art lighting and sound, and a restaurant that sometimes runs alongside La Station’s larger events, it is easy to see why attendees have nothing but praise for their visits. Rarely overcrowded, and extremely well-programmed are some of the things past attendees have to say about the experience at La Station.

La Station offers a complete schedule of their program on their website HERE. Tickets are available for all events and can be purchased via the official website.

Music at La Station – Gare des Mines

La Station frequently hosts some of Paris’ finest musicians, and is a much-loved member of the Parisian tour circuit. Attendees can also expect to catch some of their favorite global stars at the venue from time to time. Everyone from British musician Lee Gamble, French techno DJ Léa Occhi, and Berlin-based DJ Camilla Rae, to Sicaria Sound’s Sicaria (Lou Nour), POLAAR label head Flore and Subtyl founding member and rave culture mainstay Sina XX have performed at La Station.

Labels, collectives, and music festivals also collaborate with La Station regularly. Cross-genre French record label TEMET Music, Smallville Records Shop, and Sina XX’s Subtyl are all part of La Station’s impressive list of collaborators and featured. The venue was also a closing party location for Sarcus Festival’s 2022 edition.

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You can also find La Station’s official online radio station named Station Station, which is home to everything the venue is about. Recordings of shows, interviews, compilations, reviews, and a lot more can be found at Station Station, with the online platform serving as the perfect encapsulation of what to expect from your experience at La Station.

Special Events at La Station – Gare des Mines

Expect Halloween parties of epic proportions, expertly-curated record label showcases and anniversary events and more at La Station. On club nights, techno and bass infiltrate speaker systems, both beloved genres in the Parisian underground music scene. Experimental artists take over, instrumentalists cross genres for electrifying live sets, and DJs get attendees dancing.

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Then, by sun-up, La Station turns its attention towards those seeking art experiences and exhibitions. A quick look at La Station’s weekly program on their official website will reveal a variety of events on each day. Make your experience at La Station truly your own!

In addition to in-house pride-themed club nights, La Station also collaborates with many of Paris’ top LGBTQIA+-friendly collectives and programmers, namely Tech Noire – a collective that organizes music events and drag shows, and Spectrum Wave – a safe space collective for the LGBTQIA+ community.

Things to Know for Your Visit to La Station – Gare des Mines

  • La Station is open Wednesday to Sunday, 6:30 PM to 1:30 PM.
  • The restaurant onsite, ‘Restaurant des Mines,’ sometimes caters during club nights and events. All event details are available on the La Station official website. Restaurant des Mines is closed yearly, for Autumn/Winter season.
  • The venue is generally R18. Attendees are, however, urged to confirm age restrictions for individual events as these may vary occasionally.
  • Located in a well-populated area in Paris, the venue is accessible across public transport options. According to the website, bicycle parking is unfortunately not available at the venue.

Find La Station online on: The Official Website | Instagram | Facebook

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