This visit is a good occasion to discover a typical parisian area 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: 1h30 to 2h30
Price: 220€ (up to 30 people) The location of hearing system is recommended beyond 20 people
Flat price. Location: 2€/person
We will see together: Butte-aux-Cailles hill, different kinds of street art (stencils, aerosol, mosaics, street objects reappropriation...), famous street artists (of Paris and sometimes of the rest of the world)
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 a short introduction to street art, 1h30 is the minimum. But the Butte-aux-Cailles is a so pleasant place to roam around that 2h 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 in 2h30 to also see the larger walls of the area (see pictures above).
Is there a day we cannot make this tour?
No, the tour happen 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 big steeps. Please warn me by advance if you feel a readaptation is needed.
Good to know
If you bring an empty bottle with you, you can fill it on the way to taste a very special water: a fountain of the area is the occasion to try the groundwater table of Paris! (and honnestly, it's good)