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Paris Street Art Walking Tour

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Paris, France

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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds

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.
Local guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

130 Boulevard de Belleville, 75020 Paris, France

Departure Time

10:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Belleville neighbourhood
This is not the Paris of centuries ago; Belleville, with its charming small streets, is where French singer Edith Piaf grew up and where, in the 1980s, many Parisian artists and musicians lived because of the lower rents. Former industrial buildings were converted into artists' studios, and Belleville became the center of Paris' urban art movement.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately.
  • Comfortable shoes are recommended.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Meeting the French

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What is the maximum group size during Paris Street Art Walking Tour?
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This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

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Traveler Tips


  • "I would recommend this tour to anyone who wants to divert from the usual art experience in Paris and take a look at the art of expression on the streets." See review

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Delightful tour by a delightful guide!
Danielle
, Feb 2020
A delightful tour by an equally delightful tour guide! Our guide was very knowledgeable, very enthusiastic about the art and artists, and took plenty of time to answer questions and explain history and context. I would recommend this tour to anyone who wants to divert from the usual art experience in Paris and take a look at the art of expression on the streets. And believe me, there is a lot to see and take in! Truly enjoyed the whole experience from beginning to end.
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What a fantastic way to see the...
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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Eloise was our guide, she was very...
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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