Paris Street Art Tour - Artsy Village & Mural Frescoes

Highlights

In the heart of Paris’ 13th arrondissement, discover the city’s true Street Art epicentre. Our guide is not only an expert about the Street Art movement and what it represents in Paris, but he will give you a real insider view, interpreting the ever changing pieces with his vast knowledge in the field.

Starting in the village feel atmosphere of La Butte aux Cailles, you can only notice the abundance of small pieces of art. But will you be able to spot the stunning details and understand the meaning of all this? Once you’re familiar with this, your guide will take you towards a more modern area where the colossal mural frescoes beautifully decorate the sides of 70’s buildings. They are so impressive, can they be legal? Why are they here and what are the messages behind?
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    Why you'll love this

  • See the works of world known and French artists - Shepard Fairey, Invader, Le Diamantaire and more
  • Learn about the different styles and techniques of Street Art: graffiti, tags, stencils, murals or mosaic
  • Hear the history of this underground movement from its birth to its post-modern era
  • Explore the variety of works, from micro to macro

    What's included

  • An expert Street Art guide with insider nifty knowledge
  • A walk to chase Street Art works & details in one of the most picturesque area of Paris
  • Offbeat sights like the huge mural frescoes made by the most renowned contemporary artists

Price Details

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€49.00
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Your guide

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.

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5.0 / 5.0 - Based on 25 reviews
Last reviewed: October 23 2019
Why book with us
  • Flexible cancellation policy
  • Easy & secure booking experience
  • Real-time assistance with a local team
  • VIP skip the line access

  • Duration 02h30

  • Group Tour

  • Group Size
    10 max

  • Refund up to 48 hours

  • 25 reviews
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Total price incl. taxes €98.00

The itinerary

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?

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