The Neighbourhood History before the Music

7 key dates to learn about the neighborhood

By Le Mila

Devantures MILA & Goulet-Turpin by Enzo BiasizzoLe Mila

Located in the 18th arrondissement of Paris, the streets "Messager", "Blémont" and "Letort" are more commonly called Rue de la Musique (Street of music) by connoisseurs. This nickname comes from the presence of about thirty independent musical structures which settled there thanks to Mila since the beginning of the years 2000.

Affichez-vous - Mila by Céline RochelleLe Mila

The choice of the district is not insignificant. On the one hand, it is a question of revitalizing streets in which merchants no longer set up shop, but it is also a question of banking on the artistic tradition of the 18th century, which has many concert halls and shows.

1929 Rue André Messager by Mention : La recherche des auteurs n'ayant pas abouti, le MILA s'engage à leur faire droit, ainsi qu’à leur héritiers, dès qu’ils se feront connaître.Le Mila

1929 - The origins of the name of the street 

The central artery was named in 1929 after the French romantic composer André Messager. Born in 1853, he was a conductor at the Folies-Bergères before being appointed director of music at Covent Garden and finally co-director of the Paris Opera. 

1929 - The origins of the name of the street 

The central artery was named in 1929 after the French romantic composer André Messager. Born in 1853, he was a conductor at the Folies-Bergères before being appointed director of music at Covent Garden and finally co-director of the Paris Opera. 

1948 - The first supermarket in France

Goulet-Turpin opened the first self-service store in France. While the practice was already common in the United States, it wasn't until July 6, 1948 that consumers in the 18th arrondissement of Paris were able to serve themselves in the aisles of the 48m2 store. Today, the Mila offices are located in this historic building.

Bernard Estardy derrière sa console (1980) by Michele EstardyStudio CBE

1966 - A legendary recording studio 

Creation of Studio CBE by Georges Chatelain and Bernard Estardy (nicknamed the Giant by the whole profession). It is here, at 95 rue Championnet, that the great names of yesterday, Claude François, Dalida, Joe Dassin, and of today, have recorded.

Flat Eric (2018) by Quentin DupieuxLe Mila

1994 - Techno craze

In 1994 Eric Morand and DJ Laurent Garnier set up the now mythical techno label, FCommunications (also known as FCom). One of the first to join the Mila, it is from 8 rue André Messager that they participated in the development of the French Touch, a current in electro music.

Journée de la femme 2018 : Les entrepreneuses du MILA by ?Le Mila

2005 - Acceleration with Mila

The Mila open its doors at 2 rue André Messager. The association supports the music industry by offering workshops and offices at low rents. Their location in the neighborhood allows them to collaborate and participate in the regeneration of a popular area of Paris.

mur vinyl at comet (2020) by KopetoLe Mila

2019 - A reference for music lovers

Xavier Ehretsmann and Vincent Privat open Dizonord at n°9 of the street. Beyond a large selection of vinyls, the record shop proposes a program of cultural events with DJ sets and performances. Many agree that Dizonord contributes to the life in the district.

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