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Street Art In The 13th Arrondissement Of Paris

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Even though most visitors passing through the French capital do not venture into the 13th arrondissement, it is a vibrant and dynamic district that is definitely worth a visit. If the 13th arrondissement is mostly known to be the Parisian version of China town, it is also home to a bold art scene, far from the Louvre and the Joconde!

Follow Captain Ulysses on a tour of this exuberant open-air museum!

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Street art in the 13th arrondissement of Paris: the story behind the audacious project

If in popular belief, street art is often synonymous with tags and nonconformism, the “Street art 13” project is nothing of the sort!

The idea to turn the area into an exuberant and colourful open-air museum springs from the collaboration between a Parisian art gallery called La Gallerie Itinerrance, and the city hall of the 13th arrondissement.

Since then, two other galleries have joined the “Street Art 13” project: the Mathgoth Gallery and the By Night Gallery.

The idea behind this street art tour in the 13tharrondissement? Introducing the public to new forms of art, and promoting the area, which (unfairly) suffers from a somewhat negative image.

Street Art Paris 13

Pretty much everybody who’s anybody in the world of street art was invited to participate in the project

With 22 artists coming from all around the globe, the casting is indeed quite impressive.

In 2019, ten years after the start of the project, the arrondissement counted over fifty gigantic murals which were designed by some of the most famous street artists in the world.

Berlin is one of the most cosmopolitan cities with artists coming from Chile x (Alapinta, Inti), Spain (BTOY, David de la Mano), Ireland (Conor Harrington), the US (Cryptik, Faile, OBEY, Tristan Eaton), the UK (D*Face), Brazil (Ethos), Germany (Jana & Js), Poland (M-City, Sainer), Portugal (Pantónio, Vhils) and Belgium (Roa).

French artists are also fairly well represented, with pieces designed by Bom.K, C215, Rero, Invader, Maye, Seth or Stew.

The 13th arrondissement offers quite a spectacular overview of the best that the street art scene has to offer!

Exploring the 13th arrondissement

Ready to explore the 13th arrondissement and discover its amazing street art pieces? Good! You have two options:

  • You can either visit the area on your own
  • Or you can join a guided tour

Visiting the 13th arrondissement on your own

If you want to take your time, visiting the 13th arrondissement on your own is probably your best option. Most of the murals are located around Boulevard Vincent Aurio and Avenue de Choisy.

In order not to miss any of the murals, you can follow the interactive map which is available on the official website of “Street Art 13” project: here.

Guided tours

To dive into the enigmatic realm of Parisian street art, Captain Ulysses highly recommends opting for a guided tour!

Accompanied by an enthusiastic tour guide, you’ll discover everything there is to know about the “Street Art 13” project and be able to admire all of the most impressive murals in the area.

And if you’d like to explore the Parisian street art scene some more, Captain Ulysses recommends venturing into the districts of Belleville and Montmartre.

Street Art Paris 13 - D*Face
D*Face

Street art workshop in the 13th arrondissement

You’re not satisfied with simply being a spectator? Why not (try and) become a street artist yourself?

Local artists created a workshop to try your hand at street art: quite a unique opportunity to design your own piece of street art!


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