Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Street Art Stroll in Paris, France

 Street Art Stroll in Paris

Hi everyone,
As you might have noticed I am french and I do live in Paris. I am not originally from Paris, I was born in the south-west of France in a small town called Dax. However, I've lived in Paris for more than 20 years, so I consider myself like a true Parisian now.

Street Art Stroll in Paris

I love to watch movies and I am really happy when a foreign movie is shot in Paris. But what I really hate is the many stupid clichés about France and Paris. Come on guys, there is no accordion player every 100 meters, I am not wearing a béret and I am not carrying my baguette under my arm all day long!!!

Street Art Stroll in Paris

So I wanted to break stereotypes a little bit and show you another Paris, even another Paris than the "City of Love". To be honest, I am not really fond of Paris and I don't find it that romantic, but it's still my city!

Street Art Stroll in Paris

Anyway, I live in the south-east of Paris, in the XXth borough. My neighborhood is not touristy except maybe for the "Père Lachaise" (biggest cemetery of Paris where a lot of famous people are buried, like Balzac, Victor Hugo, Oscar Wilde, Jim Morrison...).

Street Art Stroll in Paris

A while ago in my area, there was a building which was going to be demolished. So the city of Paris allowed street artists to tag the walls for a few months before the destruction. For many months, different artists painted those walls.

Street Art Stroll in Paris

The building is no more and now became... you'll never guess : buildings of the "Ministry Of The Interior"!
Can you believe by seeing those pictures, what it's become now ? Can you believe that it was in Paris ?

Street Art Stroll in Paris

Like I just said, unfortunately you can't visit this particular street anymore but there are plenty of street art spots in Paris, so here are a few :

• Bercy's Skate Park :
I really really love this place. It's a skate park covered with plenty of graffitis. This skate park is in the middle of a huge park and gardens, next to the river Seine and to the "Bibliothèque François Mitterand". There are also a cinema, restaurants and cafés really close by in "Bercy Village".
How to get there : 
- metro : Bercy (line 6 and 14)
- address : Parc de Bercy - 75012 Paris

Street Art Stroll in Paris

• Rue Dénoyez :
Also located in the XXth borough, the rue Dénoyez is dedicated to street art. It's really smaller though, I will definitely go there one day and take some pics. It's not very far from the "Père-Lachaise" and the "Buttes-Chaumont". So you can squeeze everything in one day.
How to get there : 
- metro : Belleville (line 2 and 11)
- address : Rue Dénoyez - 75020 Paris

Street Art Stroll in Paris

• Le M.U.R. :
Le mur means the wall in english. Yes, it is only a wall provided by an association to artists to showcase their work. The art changes every 2/3 weeks or so. It's not astonishing but it's a nice way to discover street artists and it's just next to a nice café, so you can just chill there for a bit. It's also in the same area.
How to get there : 
- metro : Parmentier, Saint-Maur (line 3)
- address : 107 Rue Oberkampf - 75011 Paris

Street Art Stroll in Paris

It's a place where you can listen to music, have a drink on the rooftop, have a brunch, a diner, and enjoy street art from many different artists. It's located on the Canal Saint-Martin, I'd suggest you to go during spring and summer when people are sitting on the banks of the Seine. It's definitely not a touristy place!
How to get there : 
- metro : Jaurès (line 2,5 and 7 bis)
- address : 200 Quai de Valmy - 75010 Paris

Here you are, I hope you'll like the pics below! Let me know if you have any questions about street art spots in Paris, I'd be happy to help!

Street Art Stroll in Paris

Street Art Stroll in Paris

Street Art Stroll in Paris

Street Art Stroll in Paris

Street Art Stroll in Paris

Street Art Stroll in Paris

Street Art Stroll in Paris

Street Art Stroll in Paris

Street Art Stroll in Paris

Street Art Stroll in Paris

Street Art Stroll in Paris


Street Art Stroll in Paris

Street Art Stroll in Paris

Street Art Stroll in Paris

Street Art Stroll in Paris

Street Art Stroll in Paris

Street Art Stroll in Paris

16 comments:

  1. I love this unique perspective on a city that many just see one side of! Whenever most people think of Paris they think of the Eiffel Tower, baguettes, and outdoor coffee shops (at least that's what I think of). But there is so much more to Paris than just that. Thank you for showing us this new view!

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    1. Thank you Kallsy, exactly !
      I think it's true for every city, and that's what I like to discover when I'm travelling.
      Glad you liked it =)

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  2. The photos you posted are so beautiful. We really love street art, people can express their talent in a free way. We mean without destroying the public monuments.

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    1. Thank you so much !
      Yes, I think it's great when city councils allows tags in some particular spots.

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  3. I like that you have shown a different side of Paris. I like the humour you add at the start of the article. I have never been to Paris but its nice to hear about areas that are not targeted at Tourists. Thank you for adding other must see places into the articles, The street art is good too.

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    1. Ahah, I'm glad you liked my post and laughed a bit ;)
      Let me know if you ever come to Paris, I'll be happy to show you around :D

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  4. I've not seen much street art in Paris. It's great to know the best spots. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. You're very welcome.
      I hope you'll come back and check them out !

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  5. Paris is a beautiful city. I spend 4 days there and it was not enough to visitt the most important places. THus, I almost didn't pay attention to the street art, but your pictures show I should. NEXT time for sure! Intreresting experience to see such a popular tourist destination from another perspective.

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    1. Thank you ;)
      Yes, 4 days are definitely not enough to visit Paris or any place I guess!!
      Hopefully you'll come back and enjoy the city longer this time !

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  6. WOW, thanks for sharing amazing places to get glimpse of these lovely murals in Paris. It sure is a city of talented and expressive people.

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  7. Some really great street art! I love seeing and hearing about some of the "true" sides of destination spots, and this post was an excellent example of that. Always great to see there's more to Paris than the touristy spots.

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    1. Oh, thank you so much !!
      I also prefer to discover a city as a local and not as a tourist. That's why I like to share some no touristy places and tips about my home town!

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  8. I guess very few people can even imagine that chic Paris has a fun side like this. I'm amazed at some of these wall pictures...such talent.

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    1. Yeah, right!
      Paris is thriving with so many different artists and genres, there is a lot to see ;)

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