On this 2 and 1/2 hour, English-speaking tour, see Paris’ finest street art, learn about the culture, visit a street art gallery, and meet the artists.
Underground Paris promotes the Paris street art scene and provides a year round documentary via the Alternative Paris project. We are tied to the artists and organisations that are at the heart of France’s urban art culture.
Our guided tours are based in the stories behind specific works of art, the culture and history of Paris street art and graffiti, how Paris fits into the global street art scene, and, of course, the artists that produce this artwork of the people.
The routes are constantly being updated, but typically any tour will visit the main street art and graffiti zones in the north-east of Paris: Oberkampf, Ménilmontant and Belleville, visiting a street art graffiti gallery, where you will be able to meet the artists in person and buy artworks at affordable prices, and ending where we will often see graffiti artists painting.
Our tours are constantly being updated to include the newest artworks, and with fresh artwork constantly being put up – and removed – we can claim that every tour is unique to the other.
We are known for being relaxed and informal, but also as experts in street art and we are friends of the artists, so our knowledge of the scene comes from the streets.
Our walks do not require special preparation, but be sure to wear comfortable footwear, suitable for two to three hours of walking, and dress for the season. Also, as well as a camera, some people like to keep a notepad with them to help remember the names of particular artists, street names, and the places we'll visit.