A street art tour of Montmartre
Published on 5 February 2020, dans Visit Paris
Saying that Montmartre is a hotbed of street art tends to raise eyebrows... And yet, this picturesque Parisian district formerly frequented by Pissaro, Picasso, Lautrec, Van Gogh and many other legendary artists is undergoing a real artistic revival thanks to the free urban expression of street art. While staying at the Hotel Opéra Vivaldi, why not take some time out for a stroll around Montmartre and a look at the district’s street art?
A look at a new generation of artists
Cobbled alleys of authentic charm, steps, passageways, pretty squares, unique panoramas and the bohemian spirit that has attracted generations of artists... Montmartre attracts tourists from throughout the world and inspires and charms all who discover it.
However, many visitors are unaware of the fact that the famous hilltop quarter also hides a wealth of street art treasures. Urban artists give free rein to their imagination and express themselves on the walls of dwellings via frescoes that are regularly renewed. Formerly courted by the greatest painters of all time, these streets are now the scene of a new artistic impulse. Today, graffiti artists such as Gregos, Noranito, Fé Tavie, Zelda Bomba, Kashink, Fred Lechevalier, Invader, Misstic, Mr Renard and more display their skills there with work that will amaze and delight you.
A labyrinthine route dotted with street art
Go for a walk in the heart of Montmartre and explore its labyrinthine ways. You will see a different facet of the district. By strolling around the Rue Houdon, the Rue and the Passage des Abesses, Place Emile-Goudeau, Rue Lepic, Rue Robert Planquette and the Rue d'Orchampt you will discover the lesser-frequented nooks of the renowned butte and stumble across paintings, stencils, collages, mosaics and even sculptures that reveal the immense talents of a new generation of artists. It’s like wandering around an open-air art gallery!
Hotel Opéra Vivaldi, a 3-star hotel a few minutes from Opéra Garnier and the Department Stores