Next hot destination – graffiti and street art in Paris
Who’s the artist that changes Paris?
Who are you L’amour court les rues ?? That bombard Paris, change its culture and influence it in a visual, quiet but rebellious way?
And what is the story behind the art?
Love Paris? So are we (: but when you were walking in Montmartre, in the 10th or Thirteenth Quarter, did you look left and right to the walls saturated with street art?
When it comes to criticism and protest, the French have a lot of courage and urge to say and express their opinions. It’s not because the streets of the city are full of graffiti and subconscious messages that affect the day-to-day, and it’s not enough just to paint our eyes with beautiful sights.
One of the artists of recent years works quietly but promotes a big and important message, few people will recognize him on the street, but he has become a real celeb in the quarter where he lives.
In November 2015, a series of planned attacks took place across Paris with the main focus being the Bataclan Club in the 11th district of Paris. That night a rock performance took place there, which was riddled with gunfire noise, causing much panic and shock. The whole town was mourned for days in memory of 130 murderers from this west. The French company experienced a deep rupture and a social-security shock that prevented daily life from returning to their homes.
The artist W had not been painting on the streets until then, and his little house saw a graffiti near their home on the wall that disturbed them, and the father simply drew a heart next to it. Thus he began to walk around with a black marker, writing an encouraging address – love throughout the entire city. The more the municipality wiped it out and the fade faded, the more it continued to spread its gospel. To this day, four years later, the guy who has already become an oyster is writing his slogan around town.
So W continues to fight for his message and gets more and more recognition, while pleasing people and encouraging them to a better world. Everywhere in the world he lands, immediately pulls out the marker and writes, he even visited us in Tel Aviv and wrote his slogan (:
Want to hear more? Want to know what’s the slogan and more about the artist? Invited and invited to discover the graffiti artists who are changing Paris, or the culinary people of Paris, in our new City of Light tours!
Eat Paris: What to Know When You’re Hungry
How will you know that you have chosen a good restaurant to dine in the City of Lights?
Follow our five signs and know where to sit and enjoy an authentic and delicious experience.
Paris Paris, the culinary city is full of restaurants, every corner smells and other flavors and everything always wants to taste. But the time is short and the work is full, and we don’t want to fall for a disappointing restaurant with mediocre food. If so, how will you know how to choose the right place? With our five tips for identifying the right restaurant!
1. Recommendations Recommendations Recommendations. There is nothing like the opinion of friends, family, or even an internet opinion, nothing like learning from others’ mistakes and following their recommendations. So the first and most important thing is to ask and check on the designated place. If you have not heard from friends or acquaintances about a restaurant where they had a pleasant and delicious experience, we recommend checking online to learn in advance. In addition to an initial Google search, which will give you relevant information and photos, you will also see visitor reviews. In addition, a great restaurant and attraction review site is TripAdvisor, which has users from all over the world leaving their response, with a score and review of the experience.
2. Stay away from the hustle and bustle. If, for that matter, we ended up starving for a hungry hour and didn’t have the chance to look online and check in advance, the first tip for finding a proper restaurant that is not too touristy and with the city’s grace – go to the small, hidden streets. Stay away from the busy, main streets lined with large restaurants or “touristy” bistros. Even if you get lost in the hidden streets, believe us, you will only have a surprising experience.
3. Bistro! Focus on one-of-a-kind restaurant, or if we better explain ourselves, look for a “bistro.” The French specialize in separating authorities – every restaurant and its title! In most cafes you will not find lunches and they will be closed in the evening, so the Bistro is a good place to have a meal. In addition, the restaurants with their title and entrance address many definitions (such as cafe, bistro, restaurant, bar) will probably be aimed at tourists and less local. The source of the word ‘bistro’, incidentally, from Russian, when the Russian soldiers who fought Napoleon were very hungry, would storm into inns and shout “Bistro!” (In Russian: fast) for food to be served at peak speed. Thus, the name adheres to places that serve food relatively quickly and are not intended for a six-course dinner (for example).
4.Sounds trivial but important – pay attention to who the people are sitting there (if any!). Open your eyes and ears, are there happy people sitting there enjoying their culinary experience there? Is the place bustling or at least a full quarter? Is the language heard in the place essentially French? Do the owners and employees look like people who are heartbroken? If you answered yes to most questions, we definitely recommend this place!
5. Have a look at the menu. Why? – Many places take pride in their years of work and endure, signifying credibility and love from customers. If the menu is not very wide in terms of supply, but focuses on classic French dishes (such as onion soup, meats, light salads) you are in the right place! There are nothing like recipes that go through the family, and nothing like food made with love and attention. Therefore, a limited and accurate menu is an effective indicator of quality food and cuisine that does not spread to all over the world but boasts its local flavors.
A few more very important tips!
– Please note that in the afternoon many places will be closed for siesta and rest, and will be back in the evening.
– Please note that in many authentic locations, you will not find an English menu or an English speaking waiter. Our recommendation: Have a Google dictionary and a lot of ambition (: the food will be worth it).
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What is the connection between graffiti blindness?
Who has 600,000 followers?
What happens to street artists when they become FAMOUS?
What happens when a street artist starts exhibiting in galleries and distributing his art in a “conventional” way?
There are works by artists that have been completely outraged by friends of the artist. Why? To convey to him the message that he was ‘no longer ours’, that he was trading and forgetting his origins, which were the street and the street culture.
Over the years, artists who started out on the streets of the city and usually at a young age, found their way into the art world and began to develop into all kinds of niches and directions such as plastic art, tattoo art, photography, writing and more.
The graffiti world, despite being so open and open, is also a closed bubble that has competition, collaborations, great thought, and interactions. Sometimes artists join together to create collaborative works, and sometimes they ‘don’t get along’ and cover and cover each other’s works.
There is a very interesting work in the Thirteenth quarter in Paris that really describes the reaction and thought of one of the artists! The work was done by a French artist named Bom.K who made a thank-you and appreciation to his friends the graffiti artists, in which he expresses his appreciation to his friends who taught him everything he knows about street art and the use of the library, even though today he presents in galleries! He created a large-scale painting that included the artist’s life story and filled with petty details and interesting hints, so that he actually conveyed the message that without them he would never get where he is today, and that he will never forget them. It’s Paragon!
What signs and clues did you spot? Notice the little contexts in Paris and childhood experiences!
Another artist and one of the Israeli street artists we love the most is Dede. He calls himself “Dada Bandida” and he began to paint large, small, special, curling, long curves and all sorts of variations on the streets of South Tel Aviv.
The amazing thing is that he never revealed his real name or face, which adds a dimension of mystery and secrecy to his artistic personality (:
Many of his works can be found in Florentine, Neve Tzedek, along Ayalon Path, South Tel Aviv. And today in New York, Mexico, Miami, Poland and he is really an international artist! There is a chance that if you drive on Ayalon you will notice a number of plasters peeking out of the buildings (:
In addition to the plasters which are his hallmark, Dede also draws figures of barking animals, and also very specific works such as the Yellow Submarine near Ayalon Road. The new item added are plasters stockings!
One of our favorite works done with Nitzan Mintz is on the south of Herzl Street in Tel Aviv, on a whole wall, welcome to go looking! You can see more on his site.
Another artist worth noting is Dan Grover: an Israeli-French artist who was born and raised in Paris, the City of Lights, where he also began graffiti, tagging and street art.
He started over 30 years ago in the Caribbean and now lives and works in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, and he has a studio-gallery in the Florentine neighborhood worth a visit !!
He is a champion of free hand methods, tagging (spraying artist’s street name artistically) and teaches us graffiti courses in the studio! Some of his works have an artistic and unique connection to Judaism, whether it is the use of stylish Hebrew letters (such as the old synagogue on Abarbanel Street in Tel Aviv!) And to paint figures and symbols in religious contexts.
And leave you with a cool task:
His signature is also in a lot of corners in the city, can you identify it in the picture ??
Bonjour to the coolest neighborhood of Paris- Montmartre!
Imagine Florentine, with its cafes, bars, young people, everyone’s atmosphere know everyone, and the street art of course! And now – add a little more class, beautiful buildings and croissants on the side, we are excited to introduce you to the most special neighborhood in Paris – the Montmartre!
Montmartre in French This is the connection between the two words Mont = Mount and Martre = Martyrs. The name of the mountain was given to him after his summit was executed in Christian saints in 272 AD, since the hill passed many incarnations, planted vines on it and built windmills on it. This area was considered for many years outside the city of Paris, and did not really want to live or stay in it.
At the beginning of the last century the white and beautiful Sacra cold basilica basilica was built on the top of the hill, which became the symbol of the neighborhood and the city, and in the neighborhood began to live young and poor artists (Modilani, Picasso, Matisse, Van Gogh ..)
Today the neighborhood is considered part of the 18th district of Paris, becoming a hipster, and a particularly tourist destination! The bustling cafes, street artists, fashion, history and lots of stairs 🙂
So what should you do in Montmartre?
If you are planning for half a day or a day in the neighborhood, you should know in advance- the area is relatively well-traveled and you have to find the hidden gems with the stunning scenery, for that- go up the mountain, up the stairs, and much 🙂
– Our recommendation, get lost! Walk around freely and enjoy the special streets, which have the feel of a small neighborhood and less Paris and the greater Paris.
– Open your eyes and look for street art, which is different from the rest of the city’s colorful areas (Belleville and District 13) as the neighborhood’s artists live and create just below their home! Like our little Florentine. You can find special glued pieces, or sprayed with a stencil, you will even find pencil inscriptions referring to French culture (like the caption “I miss Ginsburg” referring to the late French singer Serge Ginsburg).
– Find a small, hidden cafe that has nothing like a relaxed, authentic coffee, hint: There is one near ABBESSES Square, right next to the Red Church, on the right ();
– Surrounding the Sacre couer (almost) is an impressive experience, as the ascent on it is also particularly challenging. Certainly the view from the stairs to all of Paris is particularly breathtaking when the weather is beautiful (: small recommendation – walk away towards the left side of the church (if your face towards it) and you will discover a different and impressive angle of this special building, right near the start of the center of Monmertre In Tertre Square there are many artists and specialty shops (be careful not to fall into tourist shops!)
– Take note of the changing architecture of this neighborhood, especially on Rue de l’Abreuvoir where there is a lovely mix of eras and styles, this is a colorful and green street that will take you back to Picasso’s Paris and even Napoleon (one of the houses was the Napoleonic historian!)
– The statue of Dalida. Who knows and who doesn’t, Dalida was an Italian-Egyptian singer who very much loves France, and lives right here in the neighborhood. Her life was full of drama, love and art and she was considered a great diva. Today, after her death, her statue is placed in a tiny square in the quieter area of the Monmouth. A golden statue that as you approach it, notice that it is cleaner and brighter in the chest area! Why? Rumor has it that if you touch the statue right there, it brings good luck ..!
We recommend that you take a few hours a day with nice weather and walk around the neighborhood, if you follow the recommendations we would love to hear what you thought and how of course you were!
Sweets & Patisserie you shouldn’t miss in Paris!
This time we decided to bring you straight recommendations from the stove, places and businesses that we think are worth the jump and some of the most special and considered bolognese (pastries) and patisserie (desserts) in town (: prepare a place in the belly .. This is going to be tiring!
As you probably imagine, a visit to the City of Lights often includes delicious, unparalleled sins in our country, as much as we don’t want and aspire to the quality of French baking. From raw materials to secret recipes that go through generations, French cuisine is strictly known. However, alongside the classic pastries and familiar desserts you will find in any boilangerie and patisserie (which they should also know to choose;)), there are some inventions and innovations in this world that are worth the hassle and taste! Here are some recommendations from our Parisian citizen guide who tasted everything here and sacrificed calories for this article :).
Boris Lume Patisserie
One of the young stars of the French baking and desserts world is Boris Loma, who learned and drew everything he knows about French cuisine across the country, and then made an interesting and meaningful twist towards Japanese culinary! Boris now has two businesses in Paris, both in the 18th district of the city (the Montmartre area), with the newest of them offering the special desserts he conceived.So what is this about?
Lome has a variety of tasty and recommended products, with today we recommend you his lemon pie, which contains of course a twist! While his name may be misleading, and you think he’s naive, the lemon tart served by Boris Lome is one of the specials to taste. First of all, its shape, like the rest of its tart, is elongated and rectangular, unlike the traditional form of tart, which is round. Once you are truly impressed by its beauty, so much so that you may not want to eat it, you will discover in the first bite the amazing balance between dough, lemon and… What is this extra ingredient that feels like? The confectioner has added a surprising ingredient that is usually more associated with salty delicacies, so we won’t tell you what to leave you in a bit of tension for! The promise is that it may sound strange, but after tasters realize there is a genius move here.
Boris Lumé café pâtisserie
28 Rue Lepic, 75018 Paris
Wednesday to Sunday 8:30-18:30
One of the most famous sweet brands of the last few years is the poplin puffs filled with various, delicious creams. The first boutique was set up by a cute couple in 2011 in a tiny boutique in the 3rd district of Paris. The boutique, of course, sells only one product of various varieties, is the plump pecans filled with classic or special creams. Today they are so successful that they have four boutiques around town that sell fifteen types of stuffed puffs (including special flavors for the holidays!). The poplinies have a method of eating, which you will also explain to you, they should be eaten from their bottom and not from above, why? Because if you try to bite them from the top or the side of the cream, the weasel comes out and loses it, so the Popplini people make sure they are eaten from the bottom of the pheasant (:
So what’s our recommendation?
If you want to go for the classic flavors, the three best we think are lemon, nougat and bitter chocolate (yum!) And if you like to try special flavors and flavors we recommend the most interesting pistachio or chocolate with the passionflora, which we think is the most successful (:
where and when? Poplini boutiques around Paris (click here for list)
Ice cream Bashir GLACE BACHIR
The sweetest and next thing we recommend you, has a slightly more modern and perhaps a little less ‘classic’ French flavor, but this taste is definitely worth the deviation from tradition, especially when it comes to spring and summer days! It could very well be that if we didn’t tell you, you would pass by the boutique without even paying attention to it or thinking it was another regular ice cream, but that’s what we are here for: Bashir Ice Cream is a traditional Lebanese ice cream set up in Lebanon in the backyard of two companies. What does it mean for Lebanese ice cream? As you will see on the menu, there are different types of ice cream you can choose, with flavors like chocolate lemon, nuts and more … When the most special dish / flavor is Bashir’s home-made organic ice cream and it has a slight vanilla flavor , And sprinkled with pistachio fragments which makes her especially amazing.
איפה? 58 Rue Rambuteau, 75003 Paris
One of Paris’s successful bakeries is on the outskirts of our favorite neighborhood, the Montmartre. The PAIN PAIN Mafia (in French: Bread Bread) is known for its culinary, sweet and savory bounty. When you enter the place that has the faint scent and blue walls, you really want to try it all! Indeed, there are quite a few successful products here, from the baguette that was announced as the “Best Baguette in Paris” for 2012, to the quiches, the sandwiches, and the sweet! So of course we recommend you try their “Tradition” baguette, but in the sweet cut, a warm recommendation is given to both the almond-chocolate croissant and another sweet simply because we must!
Chocolate almond croissant is an unusual pastry in the French confectionery, because its secret is the statute of limitations! Don’t be surprised 🙂 The almond croissants that were not sold on a particular day are kept for the next day and put in chocolate, making them always slightly squashed, but taste-wow! This is a solution that the French have found, since in most cases, unsold breads and pastries are thrown or transformed into “Pan Fredo” (lost bread in French, or as we call it French Toast).
PAIN PAIN’s special patisserie is the raspberry tart (Framboise) that you can probably find in every confectionery in France, although this bakery’s tart is slightly different because in its dough lies a particularly greenish pistachio filling – for pistachio lovers only! The combination of sweet and sour is just fun!
88, rue des Martyrs – 75018 Paris
Tuesday to Saturday 7:00-20:00 Sunday 7:30-19:30
A special macaron by Arnaud Larher Arnaud Larher Patisserie
O’Shea Arnaud Harrer, the chef who also won the highest French culinary title in the world called “Meilleur Ouvrier de France, one of France’s best artisans, awarded by the President of France!” Is a man of flavors, his flagship boutique in the eighteenth quarter Of Paris is full of goodies – chocolates, desserts he invented, all at a very high level. His special macarons are also worth a taste, if only because of the varied and sometimes unconventional flavors he offers! What tastes for example? Caramel and salted butter, purple wine hot macaron, or chestnut and cassis! Herrer knows how to surprise with special combinations in his macarons that you will definitely not find anywhere else .. We recommend that you try what sounds the most strange and delusional (:
where and when? In one of his three boutiques in France (click here and scroll down a bit)
So after this respectable list of hot recommendations from us, we’d love to hear if you did go for a taste and what did you think of our recommendations for your love, thought, less love? We would love to hear and leave us a comment. If you find this post relevant to someone or interesting, you are more than welcome to share it! We have many more interesting articles on our blog, welcome to keep going!
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What happened to the artist who came from a small village?
French artist MAYE began as a street artist, a graffiti artist who makes works in abandoned buildings in the south of France, and today he is a name in the whole world. Inviting you to read and understand its unique story and style, which combines the culture from which the narrator came to a complete story in each piece!
Who is this guy? Victorian Lyrie, or his street name MAYE (Instagram: May’s name is Maya) is a young, small street artist, raised near the Provence-area Camargue Reserve in the south of France. He studied art at school on walls in 2013, but he can’t believe he’ll come with his art to where he is today! It grows in a small place, connected to nature and far from the land city, but life can come as a surprise.
One of his most beautiful works, which also tells the story of his life (like many clues in his personal life) is in our favorite area of Paris – the 13th district! This is a neighborhood that until a few years ago you were considered Chinatown, the modern area that nobody wants to live in, because it does not look like ‘classic Paris’ we all know. However, a few years ago the head of the district, Jerome Coumet, was elected and he set himself the task – to make his district the most colorful and colorful in Paris! And so he did, he runs the open-air gallery project of Quarter 13, inviting great artists from France and the world to come and paint impressive and large street artwork in the neighborhood. To date, the gallery has hosted 26 different street artists from 12 countries, creating 35 huge works in the neighborhood, and the hand is still slanted!
MAYE’s work in the Thirteenth Quarter stands out above the others for its striking background color – it is not a pleasing yellow to the eye, and in its center – a man, like a tramp, rides none other than a flamingo! The work is eye-catching, but not many know that every detail of it, from the smallest to the larger, signifies something in the artist’s life and has a clear intention.
We are here to find out and open your eyes 🙂
The cartoonist is no different from the artist himself, who as a recurring motif, paints himself or his version in most works, usually he also holds a non-realistic spray can. Here MAYE presents himself as an almost ornate don. The artist draws a lot of inspiration from Spanish culture, also because the culture she grows up is French – on the Spanish border, so he doesn’t just look like a European cowboy. The way he represents his body is also related to Spanish culture and artist Salvador Dali, so the body is almost decomposed, fluid and very long. But instead of riding a horse, we see him on a kind of flamingo (which is also planted in its place and not moving even though the man is right in the middle of a jump), here, too, there is a connection to the artist’s origin, because in the Kamerg reserve there are many Flamingos.
What else do we learn from the small details in the piece? Take a good look, out of the can of the spray can be no color but colorful butterflies, including many very small animals hiding – near the wanderer / artist’s head there are tiny bees and the flamingo leg has a kind of snake which is actually a page of characters – the artist is also an amateur musician The character presence and the tramp / artist almost seemed to sing as he rode. MAYE is, in addition to a tattoo artist, as well as a lot of tattoos, including the fingers of his hands, just like the work. The written letters of his fingers and his hands are also his son’s name.
You can see that on the other hand MAYE holds perhaps the most touristy French icon – a small Eiffel Tower as a keychain, in our opinion, that’s the heart of the message of this beautiful piece. The artist says that when he was younger and clattering on walls in southern France, he never dreamed of getting where he is today, and did not believe that art would bring him economic wealth and other life. This visual symbol is that art is the one that opened to MAYE the door to the big city – Paris, recognition and success.
This is one of the works that you can really dwell on and look at for hours, and every time something new, with interesting context and meaning, recommends that you look and find your point of view and your understanding of each piece and its fun! Of course we would love to hear your interpretation and how the work has influenced you.
We Recommend continuing to roam our blogs to read more about blooming Parisian street art!
Hope we encouraged you to go out and explore some more street art, and maybe we opened you up to the appetite for the buzzing scene that Paris has to offer in the field! If you are visiting the city and would like to join our street art tour of the Thirteenth District of Paris you can click here!
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