Finding the Best Street Art in Paris

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Paris Tourist Attractions

Paris city is renowned for its close association with arts and creative endeavors. It has always been a favorite place for artists as it allowed great freedom of thought and expression. You can witness some of the best street art painting in the city streets. Below are some of the locations in the French capital that you can visit after your Musee d Orsay tour.

Rue Oberkampf

Rue Oberkampf is a great location to witness some captivating art pieces. The street is in the 11th arrondissement and serves as a great spot for a memorable night out. You will find attractive artworks on metal shutters, slivers of buildings, and street furniture. The most beautiful location among all is Le Mur. It is a wall dedicated to artwork and is currently the 222nd incarnation of the initial work. The wall gets updated with a new set of artworks every few weeks. The painting attracts a decent crowd and you can check their website for details regarding the next update.

Rue Germaine Tailleferre

This place is a comparatively new installation, created in the year 1999. It is a continuous stretch of wall that extends about hundred meters onto the street side. The art is created by some of the most reputed names in the neighborhood. This place has now been controlled by Marko, who is renowned for his works in the photographic technique of light painting.

Rue Saint-Maur

This is a 2 km long art-filled street in the 10th and 11th arrondissements. You can witness classic Parisian street art in its most beautiful form here. There are several tile works inspired by video games, while the portraits are created by Shepard Fairey. Further, look out for the works of Kashink, the most talked-about female street artist in Paris today. Her works are said to resemble that of Frida Kahlo and have a distinct feminist strain to them.

Rue Laurence Savart

This is a unique street in the 20th arrondissement known for the impenetrable nature with its location in a narrow corner of the vicinity. It is a popular spot for artists and was made famous by a photograph captured by Wily Ronis, an award-winning photographer. The photograph portrayed a man carrying a window pane up the street. Today, it has grown in reputation as a street art hotspot, and is a great spot to visit for all art lovers on Paris tours.