Street art in Paris has never been more alive and dynamic than it is today. It’s no wonder that Paris is one of the best cities to discover new street art. We have compiled a list of the top 10 places to look in Paris.
Take a wander along the longest wall art mural in Paris. It has amassed artworks along its 500 meters length. Created in 2015, Rosa Parks fait le mur or the Rosa Parks crosses through the 18th and 19th districts and features artwork by Kashink, Pboy and Zapha.
A wander along Rue de Ménilmontant
This is one of the greatest spots to look for street art. One of the most famous murals here is one by artist Jérôme Mesnager. His iconic white silhouettes can be found all around the area.
The most famous mural depicts a group of these white silhouettes dancing in a circle. By the way, this district was home to artists such as Edith Piaf.
The Boulevard 13 Project
This wander through the 13th district of Paris is sure to dazzle street art lovers. Check out the 32 frescoes, although their size and brightness make them hard to miss!
Montmartre has a deeply rooted artistic history. It’s no secret that he inspired such French artists as Henri Toulouse-Lautrec and Auguste Renoir. There is still a lot of public art in the area, tucked around the corner from popular tourist spots. Here you can follow the works of famous artists such as Gregos.
If you happen to be outside the Stalingrad metro station, it’s worth taking a short detour to see this incredible piece of urban art. Here, street artist Yann Lazoo has created this stunning artwork. The mural is enormous and features some electrifying colors that are sure to delight.
The Oberkampf Neighborhood
Oberkampf is known for being a hub for its artsy happenings and its urban art. This is a must-see for street art fans whilst in Paris. Here you can easily catch a glimpse of street art being brought to life!
The wall changes every month, while the artists work on previous works. Street performers come from all over the world to contribute and this is not to be missed.
The Centre Pompidou
The Pompidou Center itself is a center of art and culture. There are numerous open-air frescoes here. One of them is the cult work of Jeff Aerosol. It depicts a man who can be mistaken for Dali, but in fact he is an artist himself. The piece of public art neighboring it is that of Shepard Fairey, also known as OBEY, which features his instantly recognizable style.
This is home to a vibrant street art scene. Renowned street artist Christian Gemi, aka C215, opened his workshop in the neighborhood in 2007 and the suburb has since become the residence of other internationally renowned artists such as Cope2 and Bebar.
It is packed with street art, with many considering it the pioneering neighborhood for the art style. The guided tours here are often led by locals who are passionate about public art. One should explore every corner, from Dénoyez road to the Gazebo in the Belleville park, in order to discover the hidden gems in this part of the city.
The Canal Saint-Denis
This is home to a great number of murals and public art. The Street Art Avenue project was launched here during the 2016 Euro Cup. Now one can find here beautiful artworks on incredible buildings created by local artists and collectives. The city’s tourist office offer guided tours or a mini-cruises along the canal.