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Paris 90-Minute Street Art Tour

1. Paris 90-Minute Street Art Tour

On this 90-minute tour in 2 different arrondissements, your guide will show you highlights of Paris's street art scene, which has been rapidly expanding in recent years. Discover pieces including ephemeral art, and learn about the different techniques employed by the artists, including stencils, graffiti and posters. During this guided walk you’ll explore parts of the 19th and 20th arrondissements and visit the main street art sites in the French capital. Passing through Belleville, you’ll cross the rue Denoyez and admire its impressive space with graffiti-covered walls. See another side of Paris on this fascinating glimpse into the city’s thriving urban art scene.

Paris: Belleville Street Art Tour with an Artist

2. Paris: Belleville Street Art Tour with an Artist

Discover Belleville, simply the most famous street art neighborhood in Paris, with the assistance of a guide who has a minimum of 6 years’ experience in street art tours. Explore the area that has been an artists’ destination since the early 1980s when many poor artists moved to live in squats that over the years turned into art galleries, studios, and art communities. Share in an intimate history of how the neighborhood and its street art came to be as they are today. See the area that has been a favorite for many French artists such as Nemo, Jérôme Mesnager, and Philippe Herard and for associations including Art Azoi and Le M.U.R. that often bring international artists to the scene. The artistic community makes this area vibrant and locals are often invited to participate in activities not only in making art, but also in poetry and gardening, too. Learn about the history of street art in Paris and hopefully you will start to recognize 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, you’ll also have a wonderful view Paris. Every Saturday, the tour finishes with a live performance and sometimes even a free drink to inaugurate the new wall in the area.

Paris: 2-Hour Street Art Tour

3. Paris: 2-Hour Street Art Tour

Welcome to the visual delights of a fantastic tourist-friendly, off-the-beaten-track area called Belleville. Explore a different and vibrant side of Paris that only a few know of. This is not the Paris of yesterday. No, it's the Paris of today! Belleville, with its charming small streets, is where the iconic French singer Edith Piaf grew up and where many other artists have lived. Belleville became the center of Paris's urban art movement, which is what you'll be exploring on this tour. Your guide is passionate about urban art and will be sharing with you works by both French and internationally-known street artists, from a giant wall fresco by Jérome Ménager to the mosaic tile creations of the artist Space Invader. The tour is relaxed and change never ends as works of art appear one day and disappear the next under the colors of another piece. You may even come across artists working on a new mural during the 2-hour walk!

Paris: Belleville and Le Marais Private Walking Tour

4. Paris: Belleville and Le Marais Private Walking Tour

Experience the best of Paris on foot with your own personal local guide during this private walking trip to the city’s must-see sights and neighborhoods. Visit Opera Garnier, the Louvre Museum, Belleville, Canal Saint-Martin, the Marais, and more. On this guided walk through the city, you’ll get to explore characteristic Parisian neighborhoods away from the tourist tide, accompanied by your own local guide. Visit the hipster quarter of Belleville and walk through its graffiti-filled streets. Then, explore the so-called old Paris, aka Marais District, with its charming cobblestone streets, imposing gates, sumptuous hôtels particuliers (grand townhouse), and secret gardens. Get to know one of the trendiest quarters of the capital, the cradle of the Parisian avant-garde and also a refuge for contemporary art. Make your way along the banks of the Canal Saint-Martin, the perfect walking place for pedestrians, which has become an unmissable meeting point for Parisians, away from the tourist hustle and bustle. Relax and enjoy a coffee in a classic Parisian café. Later, enjoy one of the most memorable panoramic views of Paris from the rooftop of the famous Galeries Lafayette. Lose yourself in the Galerie Vivienne, one of the most emblematic-covered arcades in Paris. Before the end of your tour, stop to admire the Opéra Garnier and the Louvre Museum, one of the most prestigious in the world. 

Paris: Belleville 3 Hour Walking Food Tour with a Local

5. Paris: Belleville 3 Hour Walking Food Tour with a Local

First, head to a coffee shop to enjoy locally brewed coffee and typical French pastries. Listen to an introduction to the neighborhood from your guide. Visit a kitchen's bakery and see behind the scenes as you learn about the process of making traditional French baguettes and croissants. You will, of course, have the opportunity to try some baguettes or other bread and viennoiseries.   Next, stop at a chocolate maker. After this, take the opportunity to stroll around the neighborhood and meet local merchants and taste some food. Explore the charming village of Belleville and admire the best views over the city from the most beautiful terrasse in Paris.  Then, finally visit a bistro, for a wine and cheese tasting. Finish with dessert - a typical French gateau or cake. This district was and still is home to many famous French artists. See various works of street art as you wander through the streets.

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A very entertaining tour of Belleville with Maria as the guide. Her name as an artist is Mapecoo. She tells from her own experience as a street art artist. She has also placed her own work in the streets. She provides background information on street art and graffiti or a mixture thereof. She also tells how a street art artist works. Really very interesting. Besides that you also get to know another part of Paris. You also end up in a very beautiful place with a market of artists and a park with a lot of street art and graffiti. The beautiful view over Paris is on top of that. A top tour. An amazing tour. Have fun when you make the tour, because that is assured.

We took a bit of a leap on the tour since we knew nothing about Get Your Guide or much about the Belleville area, but both worked out terrifically well. Can’t rave enough about the guide, Severine, who was organized, knowledgeable, energetic, enthusiastic, friendly, and just downright fun. The tour was an interesting blend of food and history, covering a non-touristy area well worth seeing. The behind-the-scenes bakery visit and best of our trip croissants were highlights.

Lucien was a gracious guide and very knowledgeable on the cemetery but also the history of the period. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour.

anecdotes galore, humor you want some, first-hand people information, in short, a highly recommended guided tour

Kasia's knowledge and passion are infectious! Fantastic afternoon!