This visit is a good occasion to discover a typical parisian area probably not recorded by your travel guide. The Butte-aux-Cailles (literally the 'Hill-of-Quails'!) offers the same kind of atmosphere than Montmartre: picturesque streets, small cafes, houses instead of buildings.
The second excellent reason to come there is to discover the fantastic concentration of street art that dwells in district 13. A lot of street artists live in this area of Paris or just come sometimes, inspired by the place...
Standard duration: 2 hrs to 2.5 hrs
Price: 220€ (up to 30 people) The location of hearing system is recommended beyond 20 people
Flat price. Location: 2€/person for a half day
We will see together: Butte-aux-Cailles hill, the different kinds of street arts (stencils, aerosol, mosaics, street objects reappropriation...) and a lot of famous mural paintings or street artists
Other tours in the same area: The Bièvre River
© Caroline Weber
From what age is the tour recommended?
Street art is a great subject for every ages. There are always many questions about the practice, the legality, the reasons why the artists are more and more attracted by the street to express their feelings. I recommend this tour from 6 years old.
How long is the tour?
For an introduction to street art, an hour and a half is the minimum, but the Butte-aux-Cailles is a so pleasant place to roam around that 2 hours is not a waste to see the hill and the work of street artists.
An extended version of the tour is possible for teenagers and adults to also see the larger walls of the area (see pictures above). Please count 30 extra minutes in this case.
Is there a day we cannot make this tour?
No, the tour happens rain or shine. Everything is outside, so no timetable to follow.
Is there a lot of walk?
The short version is about 1.2 miles long. The extended one is 2 miles long. Breaks are possible on the way.
Is this visit wheelchair accesible?
It can be. But because we go on a hill, I need to readapt the tour to avoid stairs and steeps. Please warn me by advance if you feel a readaptation is needed.
Good to know
There are not many free toilets on the way, it is better to keep small change (50 cts, 80 cts) just in case.
Dress apropriately for the weather.
There are drinking fountains on the way to fill a bottle in case of heat. And don't worry: tap water is the most controlled food product in France.