From its opening in 1999, one morning every month the Tower Limite Limite was home to “intercultural breakfasts”. The local women’s organization, animated mainly by ladies of Maghreb origin, offered fresh tea, strong coffee and   

Mediterranean sweetness – couleur locale in the neighbourhood since the 1970s- with the compulsory commuter’s caffeine boost. Music was sometimes live, if not pre-recorded.


The strategic position of the tower proved ideal for the ladies’ ambitions. Situated on the rue Dupont, the road connecting the North Station with the office block and school on top of the slope, it was on the daily track of several hundreds of commuters. Lured in by the sweet scent, students and office workers passing through the area shared a murtabak with local residents and shed some of their anonymity.