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Paris Street Art Walking Tour

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Arrondissement de Paris, France
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2 hours (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
Offered in: English and 1 more

Overview

Discover an off-the-beaten-path area of Paris on this street art tour in Belleville. An interesting diversion from Paris’ historical sights, this open-air gallery represents the Paris of today. While you ponder the fine line between street art, graffiti and vandalism, learn about this genre of art from a knowledgeable guide.
  • Paris street art walking tour
  • Explore the area of Belleville, the center of Paris' urban art scene
  • Learn the stories behind some of the artists and their works
  • Experience a piece of Paris that many visitors miss

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Art or vandalism? This out-of-the-box graffiti tour encourages debate.
Take a break from Paris’ heavier, more significant art of the Louvre and other famous museums by checking out a more modern side of the city’s art scene—the street art of the Belleville neighborhood. With an urban-art-loving guide, walk the tourist-friendly yet un-touristy streets to see murals and other art on the sides of buildings.
This is an especially great tour for kids and teenagers who may be tired of the museums, as the colorful art that decorates these streets shows you a different piece of the city. Learn about how French singer Edith Piaf grew up in this neighborhood, and how in the 1980s, many Parisian musicians and artists moved here for the lower rents. This turned the neighborhood into an artist enclave, as industrial buildings were converted into studios and Belleville became the heart of Paris’ urban art movement.
Learn about the artists and see their work, such as Jérome Ménager’s wall fresco and the mosaic tiles by the artist known as Space Invader. Think about the differences in the works, from beautiful to funny to political. This is a leisurely paced walk, and you may just spot artists at work in front of your eyes. Each tour is different, as the canvas is ever-changing, and you are encouraged to express how you feel about the pieces, whether they’re truly art or a form of destruction—it’s your opinion.

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Steven S
, Apr 2017

What a fantastic way to see the other side of Paris. Loved it. Highly recommend it. The guide was lovely.

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Sarah D
, Apr 2017

Eloise was our guide, she was very knowledgeable and her admiration for art and artists was contageous. Not only was she well informed but well prepared and personable, devising a fun quiz for us at the end. She contextualised street art and helped us to open our eyes to this genre. We were a group of 3 two adults and a teenager, so great to have a 'bespoke' tour with coffee stop at our request.


Product code: 3234P33

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