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“Street Art Tour with Demian at Underground Paris-wonderful experience!”
Review of Underground Paris

Underground Paris
Ranked #5 of 120 Classes & Workshops in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: We're passionate about street art! On any one of our tours or workshops, we'll immerse you in the culture and history of the Paris and international street art and graffiti movement. The main street art and graffiti zones are in the north-east of Paris (Belleville tour), and in the 13th arrondissement (Left Bank), where you will be able to see a huge range of commissioned and unauthorised art, and occasionally, even meet the artists in person. We are known for being relaxed and informal, but also as experts - we are an organisation comprised of artists and documentarians, as well as plain enthusiasts, we're friends with many of the artists whose work we'll see, so our knowledge of the scene is direct from the streets. We also offer mural art workshops.
park city
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“Street Art Tour with Demian at Underground Paris-wonderful experience!”
Reviewed June 14, 2013

We did a private walking Tour with Demian last Monday, 10/6/13 and had a marvelous experience. His evident passion-to me the most essental component of any art guide- is infectious and his knowledge is extensive. Having been a tagger when younger, he knows whats up and what artists are and coming. He is a bright, well spoken Brit, now a Paris resident, who can discuss in depth the histroy and genesis of urban and street art. We are older(62yrs) but were wtih our 30 yr old daughter, have traveled in many places and done many graffiti/street art tours, and this was definitely one of the best-we all agreed. There is so much street art to see in Paris,so don't expect to cover even close to all that is there, but Demian will get you started and you can then look up, and all around on your own having a bit of background to follow this addictive art form. You won't be disappointed. We highly recommendt o anyone who loves graffiti and street art, or just wants to know why all the strange tiles and painting on Paris walls.

Visited June 2013
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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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“AWESOME!!!”
Reviewed June 10, 2013

Thomas was interesting and informative regarding Paris and Street Art. He was also interested in engaging all on the tour. The time went by in a blur of wonderful discovery. We left with our eyes wide open to a world we hadn't noticed before.

Visited May 2013
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“Loved it.”
Reviewed June 3, 2013

This walking street art tour is one of the highlights of our trip to Paris. We know very little about street art / graffiti, but Demian is fantastic at explaining the beginnings of the street art scene and how things have evolved. He's clearly passionate about it, and that makes a huge difference to the walk. We became quite obsessed with Paris street art after the tour and now have a sizeable collection of photos of "invaders" and paste ups by Fred the Knight. We also have a heap of other pics that we'd love to know more about, so that will give us something to look up on the Internet now!!

You get a 5 EUR discount if you book and pay online. If you're lucky, and do the tour on the right Saturday, you'll see the Le MUR artist doing their work on the wall. That was a highlight for us and we went back to see how it looked after the tour.

Highly recommend this tour - everyone in our group raved about it, and we recommended it to everyone we met after that. Would definitely go again the next time we are in Paris. The good thing about street art being that its ever changing so you're not going to see the same thing in 6-12 months time as what you see now.

Visited May 2013
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“Great tour of city street art in non touristy area”
Reviewed June 2, 2013

Loved the small group walking tour with explanations of the art work, how it's accomplished/sanctioned (or not) and some history of the artists in mind. Some art if paper work, meant which lasts only as long as the weather allows, while others are tile, mirror, found and repurposed elements. Saw parts of Paris I normally do not frequent, while noting special areas beyond the realm of the tour. I look forward to going on another tour when I return and would highly recommend this for anyone wishing to complement their experience in Paris.

Visited May 2013
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“Great overview of Paris street art”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

I come from an arts background and was already familiar with many street artists, however this tour provided a huge amont of information for either those familiar with art or those who know little. We wandered the streets of Belleville and saw hundreds of examples of great art. It was a fantastic way to get a different view of Paris.

Visited May 2013
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