Street art in Paris 2-hour private walking tour
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Street art in Paris 2-hour private walking tour

Language: English , Italian , French
Availability: Everyday
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 2 hours
Safety measures applied
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  • A 2-hour walking tour in the laid back districts of Belleville and Ménilmontant
  • Learn more about the origins of street art, techniques and hidden messages
  • Discover the most iconic parisian artists: Seth, Clet, Mesnager, Invader
What to expect

Paris is the city where street art has most developed over the last twenty years. Strolling through deprived suburbs or the most chic and trendy districts of Paris, you'll come across street works-of-art painted on a wall that was once ordinary. Little by little, the city became an open-air modern art gallery. The word Street Art defines this type of figurative art that pops up illegally in streets and public places.

Your guided tour will begin in the district of Ménilmontant, one of the best scenes for street art. Exploring the hill of the 20th arrondissement of Paris, you'll discover the origins of the artistic movement, surprising stories and anecdotes, messages hidden behind symbols and themes, but also the techniques and artists behind every creation, which may turn out to be a high-level challenge. Some of them like Némo, Invader or Jérôme Mesnager have stepped into the limelight and are now easily identifiable. Others are almost impossible to identify.

Who has filled Paris with colorful octopuses? What do all those glittering diamonds painted on the parisian walls mean? Who are Megamatt, Ender and Fred le Chevalier? You'll learn everything from the horror vacui of Bastek's works, the savannah paintings of Mosko et Associés to the yellow cat of Monsieur Chat and works of many other new actors of the contemporary figurative scene. Go in search of new little street art gems, you’ll also go the top of Belleville park to admire the scenic view of Paris and Seth's large fresco. If you think you've seen it all in Paris, you should definitely take this tour. You'll be surprised how graffiti became a valuable art form when it was first considered as contestation and visual pollution. Through the explanations of a young and smart official guide, you will discover how we went from Mona Lisa to street art.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitised between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • What's included
    • Private guided tour with an official guide
    What's not included
    • Transportation to/from attractions
    Reduced price
    • Children (0-12): free
    • Youth (13-17): reduced
    Where

    Métro Ménilmontant, Rue de Paris, 75020 Paris

    Meeting point:

    Meet your guide 5 minutes before departure time scheduled outside the Metro station Menilmontant (line 2) in Paris. The guide will have a blue rounded badge of Napoleone Tour.

    What to remember
    • This tour needs confirmation from the supplier
    • Minimum participants: 2 adults
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    When
    • Everyday
      11.00am or 2.00pm

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    Provider
    Napoleone Tour
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.

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