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Cruise on the Canal de l'Ourcq to discover Parisian Street-Art

Available from April 2024

Description of the cruise

Paris is an open-air museum! If you look up, you can discover some amazing pieces: graffiti that are emblems of hip-hop culture, mischievous stencils, poetic collages or monumental frescoes that adorn many facades.

From the Bassin de la Villette to the festive Oberkampf district, via the 13th arrondissement or the inner suburbs, there is no place in Paris where street art does not have its place.

But have you ever seen street art on a cruise?

During this two-hour cruise, from the Bassin de la Villette to the Pont de Bondy, you will discover, thanks to the interventions of a specialised guide from the Fresh Street Art Paris agency, the fusional relationship between Street-Art and the Ourcq canal, the evolution of the techniques used, the diversity of the works, and their permanent renewal.

The works that you will admire along the Ourcq canal, whether they are "wild" or the result of private or public commissions, have been created on supports as varied as the enclosing walls of former industrial sites, the facades of buildings or cultural sites, bridge piers, barges, thus transforming the Ourcq canal into a veritable open-air gallery, with works by Marko 93, dAcRuZ, Batsch, Tcheko, Vinie, Cart'1, etc.

To name but a few, at the Crimée lift-bridge, discover how Marko93 created his work Sarah, the Jaguar charmer, on the side of the barge La Grande Fantaisie, in just five days; In Pantin, the monumental portrait of the Chinese empress Dengju reveals a hidden secret at Chez Agnès, while the relaxed silhouette of Marion Cotillard invites you to enjoy the summer; further on, the "wall" of Bobigny has long been the testing ground for graffiti artists; finally, the fresco of Batsh Regarde-Moi will not leave you indifferent when you arrive at the Bondy bridge.

Free for children under 4 years old (please inform us of the exact number in the remarks field of the booking)

Highlights of your cruise

  • Cruise with commentary by a passionate street-art specialist
  • Get your cameras out: from the boat, it's ideal to photograph this open-air museum

Practical Informations

  • Duration of the cruise : 2h00
  • Live Comments :
  • Departure : 10:30am, Bassin de La Villette
  • Arrival : 12:30pm, Bassin de la Villette
  • Bar on board at your disposal

Map of the itinerary

Boarding point & Disembarkation point

Le Bassin de la Villette