Accompanied by a street-art-artist, let yourself be charmed into learning about the recent history of street art and the different techniques they use in “their playground” -the Canal de l’Ourcq, which has, for many year now, welcomed top names from all over the world in Street Art !
Open your eyes ! Artists such as: Jacques Villéglé, Seth, LeModuleDeZeer, Le Cyklop, Jace, Levalet, Artof Popof, Romain Froquet have based their artwork on urban furniture along the canal: signs, posts, bridge piers, chimneys, facades, steps… The program is very rich and will enable you to appreciate the diversity of urban Street art: the technique, style or message. Some works are enormous, others have been implemented into daily life. Appearing at a street corner, at the intersection of a bridge, these colorful, poetic or humorous artworks will really surprise you. A real open-air-museum to be discovered!
The Canal de l’ourcq offers artists a wide selective range of quality sites and different atmospheres to bring the most out of their work. It crosses a multitude of landscapes: urban territories, industrial areas, County Parks or residential areas. A land in perpetual mutation which was formerly a neglected industrial zone, has become over the years a strong factor for development trends devoted to the inhabitants and economic partners. The river banks are now a place of quality living and leisure, an ideal spot for relaxation or a promenade or a picnic!
Duration of the visit: approximately about three hours (possible to leave the tour at any time). Good walking shoes essential!