Tag: Street art


Paris in 6 Months | The Perspective of a Study Abroad Student

This summer, Savoir Faire Paris had the pleasure of hosting an intern through IES Abroad. Valeria Figueroa is from Miami, Florida and is entering her senior year at Babson College in Massachusetts. With an interest in entrepreneurship, Valeria wanted to learn about the ins and outs of running a small business. As her internship comes to a close, we will miss her positive energy and ambitious spirit! Here is her take on her study abroad time in Paris and tips and tricks for those looking to do the same. ...

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Our Paris Bucket List

Ask anyone who has been to Paris, someone who came to visit, or someone who lived here for years and years, and we guarantee they’ll all say they wish they had done “x” or didn’t have the time to do “y.” Well, we’re going to give you our tourist bucket list, as well as an insider bucket list, of everything you should try to do before you leave Paris. How many can you cross off already?...

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Neighborhood Guide | Belleville

Welcome to Belleville, one of the most culturally rich neighborhoods in Paris! This neighborhood, situated in 20th arrondissement along the border of the 19th, started as an independent wine-making village before being occupied by Paris’ many different cultures. First the Armenians, Greeks, and Jews, and later the North Africans, Sub-Saharan Africans, and Chinese, making for quite a melting pot! Here is our neighborhood guide to Belleville: The easiest way to get to this neighborhood is on the Metro line 11 to the Belleville stop, landing you in the middle of Chinatown, steps from......

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This is a guest post by the team at Context Travel. They have shared some of their expert advice on some fun new ways to discover the City of Light. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do! Paris, like most major metropolises, attracts artists of many kinds, and graffiti artists are no exception. Far beyond the spray-painted wall scribble with which many associate it, graffiti has over the last few decades evolved into a respected expression of public art, often with strong political and social messages. It’s no surprise that Paris......

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100 Artists, 36 apartments, 31 days, 16 different countries, 9 floors. This is what makes up the largest collaborative street art exhibit in history: Tour Paris 13.  Before the building is torn down in November, street artists from all over the world have used the abandoned building as their canvas. The Mairie du 13ème along with the Galerie Itinerrance have worked together to turn the 4 500m2 into an artistic amusement park. Each artist was given an apartment, floor to ceiling to create their work. The ephemeral exhibit is open to the public......

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I had the pleasure one Sunday morning a couple weeks ago of taking a tour of Paris street art, led by Demian of Street Art Paris. The tour lasted around three hours, during which we wandered through parts of the 11th arrondissement, ending up over in the 20th, in Belleville. This section of the city has one of the highest concentrations of street art in Paris. But street art can be found all over the city, if you are paying attention. After a brief introduction we began the tour, cameras in hand. We......

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