Nancy's Paris Blog

 

Hi, I'm Nancy Burke and welcome to my blog. I've lived in France on the outskirts of Paris for over 20 years with my husband, Rob, and a little more recently, our black cat Cassie. My friends tell me that I know more about Paris than most Parisians. I don't know about that but I do try to make the most of living in one of the world's greatest centers of culture, art and architecture. Most weekdays I'm out and about visiting museums, taking tours, or just experiencing French life. I was a long time director of the Friday Tour Group and I'm still an active member.

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01 August 2019

 

 

 

 “Massive Murals”

 

Street Art or Urban Art has given Paris’ 13th Arrondissement a new look especially on Rue Jeanne d’Arc and Boulevard Vincent Auriol. More than a dozen monumental “frescos” created by worldwide renowned artists can be seen in public places and are supported by public authorities. The American artist Shepherd Fairey created several of them, including one with the French motto: “Liberté, égalité, fraternité.” The neighborhood is undergoing a full transformation thanks to this colorful, varied and dynamic open-sky museum. It was difficult to choose a favorite but I loved the blue cat!

 

 

Hints:

1. Take Métro line 6 and depart at Nationale stop to begin this treasure hunt. A friend provided me with an article titled “Le boulevard du street art s’offree une fiesta” and map from a French publication. The map was essential to find the many “frescoes.” If you would like a copy, please ask and it will be emailed to you.

2.Select a picture perfect day with sunshine, blue sky, fluffy clouds and a comfortable temperature.

3.Enjoy!

 

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