Knowing Paris inside-out comes with years of exploring, but above all a passion for discovering the different kind of Arts that a city has to offer. Our Street Art guides are selected for their insatiable love for this new generation Art, and their desire to share it with our visitors. Leaving no stone unturned and no wall unseen, our guides are always ready to go the extra mile to ensure that those who explore with them get to discover the Paris that truly makes them tick.
If you’re looking for an off-beat artsy activity in Paris, look no further! The lucky ones on this tour will experience an in-depth exploration of Paris’ Street Art evolution since the 70’s. From an illegal activity initiated with the hip-hop and punk movements to the new era of protection for this emerging form of art, you’ll learn what the precursors went through before it became a full-blown art.
Let’s start with a surprising Street Art hotspot, La Butte aux Cailles. This village feel neighbourhood, often overlooked by visitors, has become in the last decades the place to be for upcoming artists. We’ll discover together the main Parisian and international artists that perform here, what are they specialty and what message they’re broadcasting.
How has illegal art become rooted here? Well, some talented and convincing artists, along with the help of dedicated associations and even the municipal authorities have developed a trend!
We’ll then head to the northern part of the arrondissement towards the Seine River. There you’ll witness the differences between vintage and neo Street Art and its evolution in the last 4 decades. What used to be a residential district with buildings built in the 70’s became a modern Street Art wonderland with its enormous frescoes that enlighten the urban landscape.
No need to have an artsy background or to be a Street Art fan, our guide will make this experience accessible to all, and go through the history of Street Art, the different movements, and the ever evolving techniques that artist come up with. Ready to discover how a forbidden art that became a real urban phenomenon?
Romain was AMAZING!!! I will 100% be recommending him to our friends! Our Louvre tour was one of my kids favorite things we did and they said it was because of Romain.
Highly recommend. Private tour is a great way to get more personalized insights on Paris history. Guide was very knowledgeable. Will definitely use again.
We have done several tours with Localers and they are definitely worth the money! We are pretty independent travelers, but there is no substitute for local knowledge. Localers has the best guides!
I did 2 tours with Localers and would enthusiastically do more when I return to Paris. The main reason is the quality of the tours themselves, the fact they are authentic experiences, and you learn so much!
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