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by Giulia Blocal


The Parisian graffiti scene was born long before the contemporary graffiti crossed the Atlantic Ocean, as seen in the photos taken by Brassai in the 1930s and in the student protests of May 1968. Announcements of street art can be detected already in the Parisian sixties, while from the 1980s, Paris and its suburbs have become one of the most dynamic centers of street art worldwide. 

The Top 10 Places To Find Street Art in Paris:

  • 13th Arrondissement
  • Montmartre
  • Butte-aux-Cailles
  • Le Marais
  • Oberkampf
  • Belleville
  • Ménilmontant
  • Canal de l’Ourcq
  • Montreuil
  • and in the neighbouring town of Vitry-sur-Seine.

More off-the-beaten-path places to see in Paris

  • Art42, the first French urban museum
  • The urban art center Fluctuart
  • The urban art gallery Mathgoth
  • Itinerrance urban art gallery
  • Magda Danysz art gallery
  • The urban art space Spot13
  • Keith Haring’s “Life of Christ” altar triptych in the Église Saint-Eustache
  • Keith Haring’s mural on the exterior stairwell at the Necker Children Hospital
  • The catacombs of Paris
  • Père-Lachaise cemetery

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