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Menilmontant and Belleville

Paris is infused by art. This city is full of talented people, inspiration and freedom. France appreciates her artists and provides them all kinds of benefits.

The exibition in Église Notre-Dame-de-la-Croix de Ménilmontant. It was a pleasant surprise to find these figures in a cathedral!

This spirit dwells squares and streets, parks and metro stations. Paris sings and plays – mostly in the evenings. But street paintings you can admire all the day round.

So I went to Rue de Menilmontant. There I’ve found many people in a hurry, street paintings and another gothic cathedral – Église Notre-Dame-de-la-Croix de Ménilmontant.

Église Notre-Dame-de-la-Croix de Ménilmontant

Another place where you can find plenty of street paintings is Belleville (walking distance from Menilmontant). Just to the right and again right from metro Belleville there’s a street that’s fully painted with graffiti.


There I met Kouka, the artist and just a very open person. He invited me to his exibition “Identite” on rue de Ricardie, and I will definitely visit it.

Kouka’s africans

This is another reason I adore Paris. People are so open and easy-going here. Today just for one hour I met and exchanged contacts with two wonderful and interesting personalities. Why doesn’t it happen in Saint-Petersburg?

Aliens dancing on a street of Belleville
Mafia of Belleville

If this would be an ad page I would write: Stay artistic! Visit Paris : )