Street Art in Paris
The Louvre and the Musée d'Orsay are home to some of the world's most famous art masterpieces, but Paris also boasts a vibrant street art scene, with thought-provoking murals all around the city. Here's where to find Paris' best street art.
The winding medieval lanes and bright storefronts of Paris' Le Marais district offer an atmospheric backdrop for a walking or cycling tour. The neighborhood is popular among street artists, with bold artworks and creations by YOSH, Space Invader, CLET, SOBR, GZUP, and COST, among others.
Belleville has a long been the stomping grounds of artists and musicians, so there's plenty to admire on a street art tour. Under the guidance of an expert tour guide, see legendary Paris street art such as Jérome Ménager's wall fresco and Space Invader's mosaic tiles.
Join a photography tour and explore the colorful backstreets of Montmartre, where local artists sell their works at the street markets and the cobblestone lanes harbor plenty of hidden gems, including graffiti art by Gregos and Combo.
The buzzing flea market of St. Ouen is more than just a shopping venue—join a walking tour and venture off the beaten track to admire the street art creations of Mesnager, Monsieur Chat, and others.
Canal de L'Ourcq
Seine Saint Denis is a street art hot spot, but the best time to visit is during the street art festival, held along the Canal de L'Ourcq each summer. This unique festival devotes some 6.4 miles (10 kilometers) of its riverbanks to innovative, large-scale artworks, featuring urban artists such as JR, LeModuleDeZeer, Le Cyklop, Jace, and Artof Popof.