3. Paris: Street Art Walking Tour with a Street Artist Guide
Paris was one of the first cities to see urban art flourish on its walls, and your guide is not only passionate about street art, but was a street artist himself in the 1980s. Explore and learn with a local expert, as you stroll through your choice of 2 of the most picturesque parts of Paris. Choose one of 2 of the most charming neighborhoods in Paris, also both home to the best street art in the city! La Butte Aux Cailles Leave the bustle of the city behind and explore the beautiful secret village of La Butte aux Cailles. You’ll discover tiny houses and gardens on cobbled streets, a world away from the busy capital. You’ll also find murals, wheat-pasted papers and stencil graffiti brightening the streets and filling them with colour. The Butte aux Cailles is the district in Paris that really sums up the history of street art: you’ll find artworks by both artists of the 1980’s right up to emerging artists of the present day. From Jeff Aérosol and Miss Tic to Le Long and Princess Ecchymose, discover the best of Parisian Street Art and the artists who best represent the ‘French Touch’ and its flagship technique; ‘le pochoir’. And what better way to explore this fascinating district than embarking on a street art hunt with an expert guide who is also a street artist and knows many of the street artists adorning the walls of the city! Montmartre Wander the delightful alleys of Montmartre and discover the places where Picasso, Van Gogh, Renoir and other iconic artists lived and created, in the company of a local guide expert in art and street-art. Follow in the footsteps of illustrious artists of days gone by, find the addresses of their workshops and discover the artists of modern-day Montmartre. If Montmartre was the district of artists in the 19th century, it is now one of the most important areas in Paris to see urban art flourish on its walls. Stroll through its cobbled streets, parts of Montmartre away from the tourist crowds have not changed for decades. You will find murals, glued papers, stencils and graffiti brightening up the streets. Emerging street-artists, older signatures, permanent or ephemeral artists, they are the authors of many works sometimes placed out of sight: artists are sometimes shy and you have to know where to look to discover their works! Your guide has been a street artist himself since 1985. He knows many of the artists personally and can tell you about the works you see, guiding you through the history and techniques of urban art in Paris. From the frescoes of Swed Oner to the 3D faces of Gregos, from the glued paper works of Twotma to the more committed works of The End, from Space Invader known throughout the world to the most confidential Pply, Discover the best of Parisian street art in your choice of neighbourhood!