Paris (France) Street Art & Graffiti

If street art & graffiti were peanut butter & jelly, they would totally be my jam. An artistic, thought-provoking, aesthetically pleasing sandwich. I've mentioned street art several times on my blog because it's something that genuinely catches my eye. My last graffiti post spotlighted some of the beautiful pieces of Copenhagen street art. I've also highlighted OceansideLos AngelesSeattleVenice BeachCanada, & Israel. Thus, it's safe to say that graffiti is a public art form I really admire. Follow me today on the artistic journey through Paris, France. 

paris france graffiti
paris france graffiti

paris france graffiti

As you may know Paris is the capital of France. It's also the global center for art, fashion, & food. Of course we have the Musée du Louvre, the largest & most visited museum in the world. If you happen to find yourself in Paris you may need more than one day to truly get a feel for the Louvre. Or you could breeze quickly through it. Whatever works for you. Just be aware that it is absolutely enormous! Okay, so we have the massive beast known as the Louvre but if you want a free artistic voyage throughout the city keep your eyes peeled for street art & graffiti.

paris france graffiti
paris france graffiti

paris france graffiti

They are everywhere. Art is all over the place & they come in many shapes & sizes. Some have political undertones while some are saturated with color & whimsy. Occasionally you'll spot a three-dimensional piece or a sculpture lurking around the corner. I found this funky face sculpture in a couple spots around the city. Intriguing no?

paris france graffiti
paris france graffiti

paris france graffiti

Whether it's traditional graffiti, stencil graffiti, sticker art, poster art, street installations, flash mobs, or what have you, it's still a form of public expression. I was strolling through a petite suburban town in North San Diego County & spotted several pieces in just a couple of blocks. I want to challenge you to take an afternoon walk around your village, town, city, & really open your eyes to see what little pieces of magic await. You don't even have to go to a big city. They are everywhere.

My questions for you are: what's the last street art you can recall seeing? Do you keep your eye out for them? Which piece from this Paris street art & graffiti gallery is your favorite? :]

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59 comments

  1. Good eye, I love graffiti! It always adds more charm to a street when done in good taste :)

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  2. I find graffiti so fascinating! I think it truly is talent and a great way to express creativity. LOL at that penis one though!!

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  3. Love how interested and appreciative you are of street art! They're all so creative and pretty, aren't they? I have to admit, that weiner pipe is probably the best out of the bundle hahaha So happy you included that one!

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  4. I love art like this! Have a great Wednesday! Love you!
    xo

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    Bri
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  5. So interesting to see what street art looks like elsewhere. Love the scottie dog!

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  6. Such a great selection of art! Thanks for sharing!
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  7. I love the photography. <3 <3 <3
    xoxo

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  8. Great post ! I love photography so I could only love this post :)

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  9. Very beautiful photos ♥

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  10. Thank you for sharing! I love seeing street art. -Hanna Lei

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  11. Thanks for sharing these! I haven't seen anything like it. I love the picture of the dog, so cute. :)
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    1. If you keep your eyes open there's a lot of street art out there. :]

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  12. Love that opening line haha, made me giggle :) These are all so rad! Love the photos :)
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    1. Glad to bring a little giggle to your life. :]

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  13. Love this funky art.

    Avanti
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  14. Thanks for sharing all these cool street art images in Paris, they are so creative!

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  15. I love posts like this Carmen, such brilliant photography and fab art work too!

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    xx

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  16. There is not that much street art where I live but there is definitely a lot of it in Paris.

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  17. Such a unique post! I love your creative eye and the ability to capture beautiful art that others may just walk past. I especially love that little Scottie! Thank you for sharing and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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    1. Thanks so much Lauren. Street Art & graffiti are things I've always been interested in so I make sure I'm paying attention. :]

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  18. Beautiful Street arts and Nice click as well. :)

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  19. These street art are amazing. The art scene in Paris is really something :)

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  20. I like the last photo the most, it puts a smile on my face :) In Malta we try to keep the historic facades. I've seen the street art only twice, it is not very common over here.

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    1. The last photo is one of my favorites as well. In a historical setting I can understand that people wouldn't want to disrupt the beauty. :]

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  21. Whoa, I love this post! One of my favourite things to do is to walk downtown Toronto and enjoy all of the beautiful graffiti along the streets and buildings. These photos are so captivating, the graffiti is really interesting in France! xo

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    1. I have not been to Toronto but I'd love to see the graffiti there. :]

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  22. What a beautiful post . Such creative minds around.
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  23. Some stunning ones here! I love street art. x

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  24. I love the graffiti in Paris and France! You can see so much on the metro and trains leaving Paris!

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    1. Definitely. There's a lot of stuff in the Metro. :]

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  25. Melbourne has amazing graffiti too! i love the creativity of them, and how even if you visit the same place, the street arts always change. :)

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    1. I'd love to see some of the work in Melbourne. :]

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  26. I usually walk so fast that I don't pay attention to street art. I'll try to remember to look at it next time.


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  27. Cool street arts! My favorite is the last one, so cute and happy! I used to not care about them, but now being a blogger and always looking for interesting walls to take pictures with, I've started to notice them more and more, and found some really cool walls in my city!

    -Lily from With Love Lily Rose

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    1. I love the last one as well. So jolly. You're right street art is a wonderful backdrop for outfit photos. I'll keep that in mind; thanks Lily. :]

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  28. Love the different street art. Thanks for sharing

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  29. We do not see a lot of street art here in India..All we see is people's declaration of love on the walls which is no way is art. However I love what you showed here..I am a great fan of it but for me it has to be more colorful, expressive, and fun to look at :D Smiley is my fav among the ones you shared :)

    Have a good day :)

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    1. I like colorful, expressive arts as well. My favorite ones are the Scottie dogs & the smiley face. :[

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  30. great post

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  31. Great post thanks for sharing, I love street art!

    Camille xo

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  32. The street arts are amazing.
    I want to see them for real

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  33. A lot of people say that you'd need two days to properly view the Louvre! I always see street art, but I never paid much attention to it because I'm passing by and I'm usually in a hurry to get to wherever I'm going to. I'll definitely be keeping my eyes peeled (and maybe not running late all the time!) to appreciate these little things.

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    1. That is absolutely true Becky. It's nearly impossible to see the Louvre in one day, even if you're skipping a bunch of stuff. :]

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  34. It's always really magical when you see really well done and creative street art and I kind of wish there was more of it, loving the dog one!

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    1. Exactly. I love seeing well executed art on the street. :]

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  35. Such a great post! The streets arts are amazing.
    I've just discovered your blog and I love it! Your pictures are really nice x

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  36. I love coming across street art. I need to make it a point to take photos more often when I see them. Thanks for sharing!

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  37. Great shots! I'v seen so much street arts in Paris- funny, provoking, surprising, it was all there.
    Ana
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