The most famous Street Art neighbourhood of Paris!
It has been an artists’ destination since the early ’80s. Poor artists where moving here to live in numerous squats that over the years turned into art galleries, studios and art communities. It is a favourite place for many French artists, like Nemo, Jérôme Mesnager or Philippe Herard. And associations, like Art Azoi or Le M.U.R., often bring international artists to the scene.
Artists community makes this area the most vibrant and constantly changing, inviting the locals to participate in many local activities, including not only art-making but also poetry or gardening.
During the tour, an artist, who has more than six years of experience in the topic, would share with you an intimate history of how the neighbourhood and its street art came to be as they are today.
You would not only learn about the history of street art in Paris but hopefully, you will start to recognise some of the most active street artists during the rest of your stay in the city.
Since Belleville is the second largest hill in Paris, during this tour we go up to have a wonderful view of the beautiful panorama of the city.
And every Saturday, we would finish the tour with a live performance and sometimes even the free drinks to inaugurate the new wall.