OUTING The Barta Club, BOUM and Vice Versa, in just a few weeks three new nightlife venues have opened in Marseille
The Barta Club opened its doors at the end of October at Ponte Rouge — Valentin Chalendon
- The Barta Club at Pointe Rouge, BOUM and Vice Versa at Cours Julien, in the space of a few weeks three new festive places have opened in Marseille, not to mention the Cabanon de Paulette winter spot.
- Is this dynamic explained by the attractiveness of the city? It is part of the answers, but not only…
“It’s sold out two weeks away. ahead.” After enjoying the beautiful evenings of the last Marseille summers against the sea, the Cabanon de Paulette goes into winter mode for the first time. His “sauteries du château”, an after work in music on Thursday evenings at the château Beaupin, near the Pointe Rouge, have already made a name for themselves. conquered its public at; Believe the reservations (the gauge is limited to 80 people). “It’s a challenge to go from the old-fashioned guinguette, which I adore, to; quite the opposite, a smaller place, a Costes hotel-like atmosphere”, confides Cédric Brunel, for whom “Marseille is moving more and more”: “We Everyone feels it, there are a lot of people from Lyon, from Paris.”
In the same neighborhood, it’s another must-see in the summer. who decided to dock at the year. At the head of the Cabane des Amis, Benjamin Aguad opened the Barta Club with the Halloween evening, in the former Club 83. human size, with a dance floor on the ground floor in the colors of Marrakech and at upstairs a space to chill or sing in karaoke mode. A few meters away, the team moved into premises designed by the Marseilles architect André Stern to open there, in three months, the Barta, a place of hybrid life. In particular, you can come there in the evening and enjoy, among other things, the large terrace with a sea view.
“”Marseille is queerifying really quickly”
Benjamin Aguad went hunt for decorative elements at home. Ibiza, at; Berlin, in Greece too. “There is a more open public, who have travelled, partied elsewhere, it’s clearly not like before,” a chosen one of the night, as in other metropolises. “Rarely have I seen a city with so many people and so few options, he temporizes. In Marseille, we quickly made the rounds of the places where; go out. In this sector of the 8th, we are a bit alone, it’s still under-exploited.”
At Cours Julien, things are moving. In the space of a week, two new addresses have opened. In rue André-Poggioli, which La Bisette already had; started to revive, the inclusive dance bar BOUM continues the evenings from Wednesday to Saturday. Rue des Trois-Rois, the bar àgrave; cocktails and dance club Vice Versa has replaced the old Melting Pot. Simple ripolinage? “The signs change but not only, it denotes a real dynamic, believes Anticlimax, DJ and musical co-programmer of Radio Grenouille. For the BOUM, for example, this marks a phenomenon, the city is queerifying really quickly.”
“Places like the Cabaret Aléatoire, with large gauges, are almost sold-out every weekend, it’s not nothing, continues this good connoisseur of Marseille nights. The city has benefited from of a strong attraction, with a typology of people who have arrived here who are more creative, people closely or remotely associated with nightlife, and it starts at see each other.” “A lot of people have also realized with the pandemic that they can party at home, and they don’t want to be mistaken for wallets anymore,” , to explain this new offer.
““We have a reflection of what we put a paid entry”
For her part, it’s during this period that Alice The Terror was definitely born. conquered by Marseille, deciding to transfer the headquarters of Ola Radio there, a web radio station specializing in electronic music founded in Marseille. Bordeaux. “While all life stopped elsewhere, here, because of the side independent and often associative of places, there was always something going on. I felt really good at; Marseille for ça. ” “There are plenty of collectives, like Métaphore Collectif, Boundless, who are lifeblood for the night and the electro scene.”
“ ;In Bordeaux, there are few proposals but plenty of places, whereas in Marseille, it’s the opposite”, also observes Alice The Terror, pointing the finger at one of the contradictions of the city, which is not at its fault. his first: “Here, as soon as you put in an entry fee, around ten euros, you start thinking. This creates a dynamic of casualization of organizers and artists. On the other hand, there is something that I find really good about it. Marseille is that everyone can go out, whatever their means. It’s very inclusive, it’s not seen anywhere else.” During an evening at Coco Velten, she had tried; squaring the circle: three prices according to each person's means.