La Cité de Refuge


For technical reasons beyond our control, La Salle Colonne is no longer available as our festival venue this year. But don’t worry – the milongas and practicas of La Vie en Rose will be held in another fantastic and historic Paris location. Same part of town, same programme! Even though La Cité de Refuge is relatively unknown to the public, the architects among you are going to love it and we will all discover this major example of modern architecture designed by Le Corbusier and Jeanneret. It was constructed between 1929 and 1933 as a building for the Salvation Army and has just undergone major renovation. With its new facelift, it is currently home to 292 people in need of shelter as they get back on their feet. We will have the pleasure of dancing on its wooden floor and, weather permitting, we can enjoy its garden to take a break between tandas. And what more modern and colorful way to pay homage to Mexico? This year, we will put the fine furnishings and crystal chandeliers of traditional tango behind us and dance queer tango surrounded by colorful concrete and glass paving stones. Welcome to La Vie en Rose queer tango festival. Welcome to La Cité de Refuge.

Cité de Refuge
37 rue du Chevaleret – 75013 Paris
Metro Bibliothèque François Mitterrand.- Exit no.1 Rue du Chevaleret



Because of a fire last Saturday at the Tanguedia where our workshops were to be held, the venue is closed and all of our workshops over the three days have been moved to INTENSIVE DANSE, located at 105 rue de Tolbiac Centre Commercial Olympiades. No changes for the schedule, only the location. This is a terrible accident that has hit the entire tango community in Paris.

We would like to express our support for Luis Bruni, Pilar and the team in these difficult times and we hope that the Tanguedia will open its doors again very soon.

105 Rue Tolbiac, 75013 Paris

Métro Line 14  Olympiades

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